Worst passwords for 2012 include 'password' and 'ninja'

worst-passwords-2012-computer-getty.jpgDon't want someone hacking into one of your myriad of online accounts? Here's a helpful hint: Don't make your password "password."

SplashData has released its annual list of the most common passwords used on the Internet and posted by hackers.

The top three passwords from last year, "password," "123456" and "12345678," are still the leading the pack for 2012. But proving that people aren't always so predictable, these newbies joined the list: "welcome," "jesus," "ninja," "mustang" and "password1" (because just "password" would be too easy for hackers to figure out ...).

Here's the list in its entirety along with any changes in ranking from last year:

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

What's your password? Let us know in the comments! (Kidding ...)
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