The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2011

Illustration for article titled The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2011

As a collective, we humans seem to be quite unimaginative and well, very lazy. Just take a look at how many people's passwords are so dumb and easy to guess. Here are the 25 worst (AKA most popular) passwords of 2011.


It's pretty similar to results from previous years but that shouldn't really come as a surprise, right? It's not like the computer, keyboard, password and human brain were invented yesterday. We're not that much different year to year. The rankings were created by SplashData who gathered the data from the millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers in 2011.

1. password
2. 123456
4. qwerty
5. abc123
6. monkey
7. 1234567
8. letmein
9. trustno1
10. dragon
11. baseball
12. 111111
13. iloveyou
14. master
15. sunshine
16. ashley
17. bailey
18. passw0rd
19. shadow
20. 123123
21. 654321
22. superman
23. qazwsx
24. michael
25. football

I'm sort of surprised asdf (or any combination of that) didn't crack the top 25. I swear that was my go to password as a teen. [Mashable, Image Credit: Isak55/Shutterstock]



Well now we learned a few things about people.

1. A lot of people have a superiority complex. (master, superman)

2. Ashley, Baily, and Michael are names of the dumbest people. (or their mothers)

3. Baseball, followed by football, players/fans are the dumbest sports athletes/fans.

4. People who like monkeys are stupid.

5. And a lot of people are just really, really stupid in general to use those passwords.