Shit. What's my pet's name again?

It's awards season you guys! While we're all still nursing our Golden Globe hangovers and making plans for where to watch the Nick Mom awards, another award ceremony snuck up on us. It's The Worst Internet Passwords Of 2013! The Password-ies are here!


Brought to you in a not-at-all opulent press release from password management company SplashData, the list of the year's worst passwords (i.e. most common and easiest to guess) was influenced by the user passwords that were published online by Stricture Consulting Group after the Adobe user data security breach in October, as well as "files containing millions of stolen passwords posted online during the previous year." 

In previous years, the number one worst password was the ever-popular "Password." But last year, that champion was dethroned. For 2013, the worst, weakest password that way too many people keep using is...


Sorry, "Password," but people in 2013 just weren't that into the whole eponymous thing. Second best isn't so bad. That just means you're keeping people guessing!

Below is SplashData's list of the top 25 weakest passwords of last year, as well as how their rank changed from 2012.

1. 123456  (Up 1)

2. password (Down 1)

3. 12345678 (Unchanged)

4. qwerty (Up 1)

5. abc123 (Down 1)

6. 123456789 (New)

7.  111111 (Up 2)

8. 1234567 (Up 5)

9. iloveyou (Up 2)

10. adobe123 (New)

11. 123123 (Up 5)

12. admin (New)

13. 1234567890 (New)

14. letmein (Down 7)

15. photoshop (New)

16. 1234 (New)

17. monkey (Down 11)

18. shadow (Unchanged)

19. sunshine (Down 5)

20. 12345 (New)

21. password1 (Up 4)

22. princess (New)

23. azerty (New)

24. trustno1 (Down 12)

Sources: SplashData