It's now 2016 and last year has passed but when it comes to choice of passwords we are still very easy-to-hack and making our accounts highly vulnerable from cyber-attacks..

SplashData, every year releases a list of the millions of stolen passwords that were made public in the last twelve months. The list data is then sorted in most popularity and usage. Just this year there are over 2 million leaked passwords that are very easy to guess - common words and numbers that are predictable and people do not learn from the past. What is surpising is that even every year the passwords "123456" and "password" are still being used and remained popular.

So brace yourselves in the 25 top most popular passwords in 2015 by Splash Data (rankings are indicated if some passwords remain unchanged, up or down):

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)

As funny as it may seem on the list, it's really that easy to guess those passwords. Maybe some won't change the basic or default passwords like "123456" or "12345678", but this time we should all learn our lessons to protect our accounts. Our identities can be stolen by unknown individual or bank accounts can be stolen as well, we should learn the consequences of not choosing strong passwords in protecting our accounts. Social networks and email accounts these days are like extension of ourselves so we should make it always secured. One piece of funny advice, actually Jejemon words are much more secured on passwords, like "H@ll0phow$zzZZ", "AdHoBeHhPh0t0wSzhoPfZs", "ZtArVuCkzZTamBhay" -- they have a mix of words in lowercase, uppercase, numbers and other characters yet you can remember the password.

Source: Gizmodo

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