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For your security, stop using these passwords

Posted at 6:31 AM, Jan 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 08:32:24-05

If you want to protect yourself from hackers, a strong password is a good first step.

So, which ones should you absolutely avoid? 

SplashData recently announced its annual Worst Passwords List for 2015. Now by worst—they mean the most commonly used.

The number one worst password on the list has held its top spot from 2014: 123456. 

Here are the passwords to avoid:

Rank Password Change from 2014
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