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 (a.k.a. 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 3.12345678 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]