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The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2013: God Help Us

Ashley Feinberg-, Gawker Media

The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2013: God Help Us

You'd think that, by this point, people would start being a little more discerning with their passwords. You would be wrong. And here are the 25 most common (i.e. worst) passwords of 2013 to prove it.

Compiled by SplashData, the list pulls from the millions of stolen passwords made public throughout the year-a large chunk of which was made possible thanks to the Adobe hackers and their 38 million victims back in October. That explains why this year's list includes newcomers "adobe123" and "photoshop." It also gives us the opportunity to remind you that basing your password on whatever program you're logging into is always a terrible, terrible idea.

In perhaps the most notable change, this being the first year that anything other than "password" has secured the top spot, we offer a well-deserved congratulations to "123456." Other new additions include alternate keyboard layout "azerty" and the ever-mysterious "000000." Think your password's better? Show us down below! (Kidding. Please don't do that. Unless your password's "princess"-in which case, yeah, we know.)

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

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