Hope your password’s not one of these

What do “letmein”, “iloveyou”, “baseball” and “123456” have in common? They are among the worst passwords you can have – and “password” is another one.

SplashData, a company that sells security  and password services has come up with a list of 25 passwords to avoid if you want to keep hackers from accessing your computer, bank accounts, or other personal assets that require a code.

The more complicated the password, the better. The simpler, the more you are at risk since hackers usually start with the obvious in trying to figure out codes.

Other no-no’s on SplashData’s list include 12345678, qwerty, abc123, monkey, 1234567, trustno1, dragon, 111111, master, sunshine, Ashley, bailey, password, shadow, 123123, 654321, superman, qazwsx, Michael and football.

22 comments Add your comment

Henny Youngman

November 17th, 2011
12:38 pm

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.


November 17th, 2011
12:38 pm

My Password is taco

Napoleon Dynamite

November 17th, 2011
12:43 pm

Vote for Pedro.

Devil's Advocate

November 17th, 2011
12:48 pm

Why are Ashley and Michael so popular with the Internet using generation?


November 17th, 2011
12:54 pm

My password is the city I grew up in, followed by my street number…..


November 17th, 2011
12:58 pm

Henny, I wish I’d said that last night…..

Very interesting

November 17th, 2011
1:00 pm

i like tacos.

Very interesting

November 17th, 2011
1:01 pm

i thought Eric gave you the creeps?


November 17th, 2011
1:24 pm


November 17th, 2011
1:30 pm

Once I pulled a job, I was so stupid. I picked a guys pocket on an airplane and made a run for it.

Democratic Plantation Dweller

November 17th, 2011
1:34 pm

Obama is doing a great job! Unemployment is down and the market is up!

mississippi matt

November 17th, 2011
1:40 pm

@very interesting

don’t you think that is some information i would like to know?


November 17th, 2011
1:46 pm

“I have to go, I have a call. Todd here….this is Todd.” (in little kid voice).

President Barack Obama

November 17th, 2011
1:49 pm

Don’t worry, NSA, FBI, CIA and other federal law enforcement agencies have more secure passwords.


November 17th, 2011
2:09 pm

Did a high school freshman right this article.. Who is the company , his little sisters ? So lame.
Get real with the processor speed today it doesn’t matter… Go play Thanksgiving Dinner.

Snake Oil For Sale

November 17th, 2011
2:10 pm

@mississippimatt….wait i’m getting a text……..Yeah…Yeah


November 17th, 2011
2:16 pm

Brock – hilarious!!!!!! I love good Seinfeild reference.

George: Hi. I-I really should be getting back to my fianc, you know, we, uh,

we had this big fight yesterday and, uh, well she, she wants to-to know my

secret code. I-I don’t know, I can’t tell her. The funny thing is, you know, I

would really love to tell someone ’cause it’s killing me. You uh, you wanna

know what it is? It’s Bosco. You know, the chocolate syrup? I love that

stuff, I pour it in milk, it’s my favorite drink. Hoo-hoo, boy, that is a


Mrs. Peterman: Bosco. Bosco.

M. P. Partterson

November 17th, 2011
7:37 pm

my password is ummcantremember


November 18th, 2011
10:37 am

my pass word is wordpass


November 19th, 2011
6:17 am


My low security password. Unfortunately most banking websites etc just use an 8-12 digit maximum password then encrypt, hash, salt it into something bigger on their end. Just use a variety from the above – numbers, characters, capital letters and stay away from words names and other things from your life that can be discovered on an internet search like addresses, birthdays, family names, phone numbers… and write it down on paper somewhere – you’ll thank me for that sometime. So many passwords, so many places, WRITE IT DOWN – ON PAPER. Your welcome.


November 19th, 2011
6:26 am

For j. #4WordpaSsµ

Totally fixed your password, kept it under 12 letters too :)


November 23rd, 2011
10:04 pm

my password is “fire” !!!! heh, yeah!