Password management firm SplashData has recently compiled more than 2 million passwords leaked over the course of 2015, to find the most commonly used (and worst) passwords. Top of the list of terrible passwords is 123456, followed closely by variations, such as 1234, 12345 and 12345678. Some of the other hot-contenders include:

  • password
  • qwerty
  • abc123
  • letmein
  • login
  • passw0rd

All of the high-quality security systems that we install have multiple layers of security and are password protected, but if you don’t chose a decent password, you could be leaving yourself vulnerable.  We recommend using long passwords that are different for each login. And don’t limit yourself to passwords that you can remember – there are plenty of online password managers that are available to help you keep track of them all.

So if any of the passwords that you use could win an award for popularity, we strongly suggest you change them right away before a breach in your security has internet scammers singing their way to the bank.