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Everyone Keeps Using the Same Weak Passwords, Like “starwars,” “solo,” and “princess”

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A few new crappy passwords have become more popular in use as of this year: “starwars,” “solo,” and “princess.” That last one, I assume, is because we’ve all been rewatching the original Star Wars trilogy and remembering how great Princess Leia is? But, really, “general” should be more popular. Or how about “organa”?

New on the list last year, but not in appearance this year: “batman,” a password that the Dark Knight would never be naive enough to use. Here’s the full list of this year’s popular terrible passwords via Engadget:

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

The fun part is figuring out why “1qaz2wsx” is such an easy password! Try it out. And then don’t use it.

Really, though, if you’re not using “12345” or “password,” you’re ahead of the game as far as I’m concerned. Spelling “passw0rd” with a zero instead of the “o” is also apparently not as clever as you’d think it would be. Maybe try “P4ssw0rd” or “|>455\/\/0|2|)” or something?

Or just stick with Star Wars stuff … like “FN-2187”?

(via Engadget, image via Giphy)

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