These are the 25 worst passwords you can use

Sorry but it looks like it is not great news for Star Wars fans and people who love the first half of the alphabet (tetraphobics are safe.)

During a recent security audit of the Western Australian government, it was found that 26% of its officials had super weak, guessable passwords. In fact, in a search of 234,000 accounts in 17 government agencies over 5,000 of them included the word password. But are you really surprised? After all, there’s probably a good chance at least one of your passwords is something like “password” or “1234” or equally as prosaic.

That is why it is good that FrontNet has put together a list of the 25 worst passwords to use on the internet. These passwords are super common and therefore easily hackable. Sorry but it looks like it is not great news for Star Wars fans, people who love the first half of the alphabet and counting single digits. The robots will find you if you use them.

Try to avoid these 25 passwords for any online accounts:

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

Meredith Lepore|is the Deputy Editor of Ladders and can be reached at mlepore@theladders.com.