Strong passwords, with a combination of upper-case characters, lower-case characters, numbers, and symbols, are one of the main security features recommended by security professionals. But people don’t use these passwords because they’re difficult to remember, and to be honest, most apps don’t require them, either. Quoting from Skyhigh, a company that specializes in Cloud Security solutions,

“…analyzed 12,000 cloud services and found that only 6.5% require strong passwords. Another 13.6% require moderate passwords – defined as passwords with characters and numbers. An overwhelming 79.9% of cloud services allow weak passwords – passwords that are just lower case characters – and are most vulnerable to compromise.”

Every year, SplashData compiles a list of the most commonly used passwords. Rather than paraphrasing their recent article, here’s the LINK so you can go and read it yourself. Be sure to pay attention to the terrific infographic – you can even download it as a PDF.

If you don’t want to take the time to do that (but I strongly suggest that you do – it’s really good), here’s the list:

The 25 most-used passwords (change from 2014)

1. 123456 (unchanged)

2. password (unchanged)

3. 12345678 (up 1)

4. qwerty (up 1)

5. 12345 (down 2)

6. 123456789 (unchanged)

7. football (up 3)

8. 1234 (down 1)

9. 1234567 (up 2)

10. baseball (down 2)

11. welcome (new)

12. 1234567890 (new)

13. abc123 (up 1)

14. 111111 (up 1)

15. 1qaz2wsx (new)

16. dragon (down 7)

17. master (up 2)

18. monkey (down 6)

19. letmein (down 6)

20. login (new)

21. princess (new)

22. qwertyuiop (new)

23. solo (new)

24. passw0rd (new)

25. starwars (new)

And if you see your password anywhere on that list, go and change it! Go and change it NOW!!!