Security breaches of major networks such as LinkedIn and Last.FM in 2012 caused left many passwords vulnerable to cyber criminals. The ones that were stolen and released publicly through forums and social networks are compiled on this list of the top 25 most hacked passwords of 2012.

LinkedIn Security Breach (2012)
LinkedIn Top 30 Cracked Passwords (2012)
Safe Password Guidelines

If you wanted to find the worst passwords to use these are them and if you find use any of the passwords found on this list, switch them immediately.

Top 25 Hacked Passwords Of 2012

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. 12345678
  4. abc123
  5. qwerty
  6. monkey
  7. letmein
  8. dragon
  9. 111111
  10. baseball
  11. iloveyou
  12. trustno1
  13. 1234567
  14. sunshine
  15. master
  16. 123123
  17. welcome
  18. shadow
  19. ashley
  20. football
  21. jesus
  22. michael
  23. ninja
  24. mustang
  25. password1

Password security tips:

  • Set creative passwords, change up numerical patterns, and add punctuation marks.
  • If you sparsely use an email or social media account, delete them!
  • Be cautious about links on social media posts and what you receive or read in emails—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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