These Are The 25 Computer Passwords That You Should Absolutely Never Use

We've all been guilty of a '12345'

In the immortal words of Donald Trump, glorious leader of the free world and champion of the people, "We're living in a cyber world." A world where Russians or North Korean hackers could digitally swoop in without notice and steal your entire identity... which means you need a strong password.

SplashData, a password management provider, has released its annual list of the 25 worst passwords, collating the worst offenders from more than five million passwords leaked over the year, mostly in North America and Western Europe.

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Incredibly, 4 per cent were '123456' making it officially the worst password of 2016, according to their findings, closely followed by security stalwart of the eternally stupid: 'password.'

Speaking to Time, Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData, said: "Making minor modifications to an easily guessable password does not make it secure, and hackers will take advantage of these tendencies."

Here's the full list of the worst possible passwords.

If only Hillary had known sooner...

  • 123456
  • password
  • 12345
  • 12345678
  • football
  • qwerty
  • 1234567890
  • 1234567
  • princess
  • 1234
  • login
  • welcome
  • solo
  • abc123
  • admin
  • 121212
  • flower
  • passw0rd
  • dragon
  • sunshine
  • master
  • hottie
  • loveme
  • zaq1zaq1
  • password1