What if figuring out someone's password was as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6? Sometimes it IS!

Splash Data recently released its annual rankings of the worst passwords.

This year “123456” has the top spot as the worst, knocking “password” from the top of the list to number the number two position for the first time since SplashData began putting the list together.

Analyzing files of millions of stolen passwords over the last year is how SplashData’s rankings were created. For a better and more secure password, SplashData recommends using at least eight characters mixing numerals, letters and symbols, along with spaces.

The 25 Worst Passwords on the Internet

1. 123456
2.
password
3.
12345678
4.
qwerty
5.
abc123
6.
123456789
7.
111111
8.
1234567
9.
iloveyou
10.
adobe123
11.
123123
12.
admin
13.
1234567890
14.
letmein
15.
photoshop
16.
1234
17.
monkey
18.
shadow
19.
sunshine
20.
12345
21.
password1
22.
princess
23.
azerty
24.
trustno1
25.
000000