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Examples of bad passwords IT and Library Services

Every year password management firm SplashData complies a list of worst 25 passwords from the (in 2015) 2 million passwords leaked online.  These passwords are the most commonly used. (comments in brackets are comparison to 2014)  

The University password policy should exclude you from using any of the following passwords however, if you are using any of them (or very similar) for you own private accounts, it is strongly recommended that you change to a more complex password as soon as possible. 

1) 123456 (unchanged)

2) password (unchanged)

3) 12345678 (up 1)

4) qwerty (up 1)

5) 12345 (down 2)

6) 123456789 (unchanged)

7) football (up 3)

8) 1234 (down 1)

9) 1234567 (up 2)

10) baseball (down 2)

11) welcome (new)

12) 1234567890 (new)

13) abc123 (up 1)

14) 111111 (up 1)

15) 1qaz2wsx (new)

16) dragon (down 7)

17) master (up 2)

18) monkey (down 6)

19) letmein (down 6)

20) login (new)

21) princess (new)

22) qwertyuiop (new)

23) solo (new)

24) passw0rd (new)

25) starwars (new)