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here are the world's most popular passwords

Great job, everyone. A cat could hack these.

by i-D Staff
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20 January 2016, 2:40am

A list of the 25 most popular passwords on the internet has been released by SplashData, and it's taught us two things: quitting your job to become a hacker wouldn't be difficult, and people really gotta up their password game. These are easier to crack than a can of Coke. Now, I won't say which, but I'm guilty of at lease one of these password crimes. I'm sure you'll find you are too.

1. 123456 (Unchanged)
2. password (Unchanged)
3. 12345678 (+1)
4. qwerty (+1)
5. 12345 (-2)
6. 123456789 (Unchanged)
7. football (+3)
8. 1234 (-1)
9. 1234567 (+2)
10. baseball (-2)
11. welcome (New)
12. 1234567890 (New)
13. abc123 (+1)
14. 111111 (+1)
15. 1qaz2wsx (New)
16. dragon (-7)
17. master (+2)
18. monkey (-6)
19. letmein (-6)
20. login (New)
21. princess (New)
22. qwertyuiop (New)
23. solo (New)
24. passw0rd (New)
25. starwars (New) 

It's interesting to see what passwords have moved up and down since 2014, and what codes remain steadfast classics. The most surprising appearances on the list, we'd say, are Dragon, Monkey and FootballStar Wars also jumps into the mix, likely thanks to the film's huge return. That, we can understand. But qwerty and password? Come on, guys.  

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