‘123456’ topped the list of 25 most commonly used passwords in 2014, according to SplashData which gathered data from the 3.3 million leaked passwords during the year from North America and Western Europe.
The word ‘Password’ grabbed the second spot in the ‘Worst Password’ list followed by 12345, baseball, dragon and football.
Nine out of the top 25 worst passwords consisted of simple, easy to guess numbers, which has been a common citing in the past lists.
However, iloveyou did not make the cut in the 2014 list.
Online security expert Mark Burnett said: "The good news is that it appears that more people are moving away from using these passwords."
"In 2014, the top 25 passwords represented about 2.2% of passwords exposed. While still frightening, that’s the lowest percentage of people using the most common passwords I have seen in recent studies."
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