Seriously bad passwords…

Money Matters logoSplashData has just released its top 25 list of most commonly used weak passwords for 2014. Guess what? They’re not that different from 2013.

Are you using one of these weak passwords? I hope not! Learn to be better!

Rank Password
1. 123456
2. password
3. 12345
4. 12345678
5. qwerty
6. 123456789
7. 1234
8. baseball
9. dragon
10. football
11. 1234567
12. monkey
13. letmein
14. abc123
15. 111111
16. mustang
17. access
18. shadow
19. master
20. Michael
21. superman
22. 696969
23. 123123
24. batman
25. trustno1

Reminders:
• Passwords should be a minimum of 8 characters
• Use upper and lower case
• Use special characters
• Don’t reuse passwords across sites
• Use a password safe program to store your passwords so you don’t have to remember them
• Use pass phrases if possible:
o “Correct Horse Battery Staple!” (four+ random words) Is actually a tougher password to crack than something like “Tr0ub4dor&3”