The 25 Most Overused Passwords for 2015

It’s 2016.  The internet is no longer in infancy but now floating in a comfortable age of maturity.  Big data is here to stay and security is the name of the game. Though it is 2016 and the internet is not “new”, people still forget that an easy password to remember is also a password that can easily be figured out with modern brute force hacking techniques.  After all, criminals only get smarter, right?  Which, is why we should be smarter too and use more complex passwords or at the very least, passphrases.

The following passwords, made the top 5 of the “25 Worst and Most Overused Passwords” List:

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. 12345

Interested in reading the rest of the list to find out if your password is on it?  Visit Engadget to read the rest of the top 25.

How about a blast from the past!  Check out the worst passwords for 2014 and 2013.