2018’s Worst Passwords

Last year marked the fifth anniversary of the passwords “123456” and “password” being in the top 2 spots of most used/worst passwords, according to SplashData. Of this list, it is estimated that 1 in 10 people use these top 25 passwords. That’s… not good. Each year, SplashData pores over millions of passwords that belong to people who were breached.

Here are some safe password practices:

  • Use uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and characters
  • The longer the password, the better
  • Use two-factor authentication when possible
  • Do not reuse your passwords over multiple sites and applications
  • Do not trust your browser to store your password
  • Use password managers like LastPass

If you have any questions about password safety or how we can help set you up with password management vaults, please do not hesitate to contact us. Now here are the top 25 most used/worst passwords!

1. 123456
2. password
3. 123456789
4. 12345678
5. 12345
6. 111111
7. 1234567
8. sunshine
9. qwerty
10. iloveyou
11. princess
12. admin
13. welcome
14. 666666
15. abc123
16. football
17. 123123
18. monkey
19. 654321
20. !@#$%^&*
21. charlie
22. aa123456
23. donald
24. password1
25. qwerty123

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