List of the most common passwords

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This is a list of the most common passwords, according to various sources. Common passwords generally are not recommended on account of low password strength.[1]

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SplashData[edit]

The Worst Passwords List is an annual list of the 25 most common passwords from each year as produced by internet security firm SplashData.[2] Since 2011, the firm has published the list based on data examined from millions of passwords leaked in data breaches, mostly in North America and Western Europe, over each year. In the 2016 edition, the 25 most common passwords made up more than 10% of the surveyed passwords, with the most common password of 2016, "123456", making up 4%.[3]

Top 25 most common passwords by year according to SplashData
Rank 2011[4] 2012[5] 2013[6] 2014[7] 2015[8] 2016[3] 2017[9]
1 password password 123456 123456 123456 123456 123456
2 123456 123456 password password password password password
3 12345678 12345678 12345678 12345 12345678 12345 12345678
4 qwerty abc123 qwerty 12345678 qwerty 12345678 qwerty
5 abc123 qwerty abc123 qwerty 12345 football 12345
6 monkey monkey 123456789 123456789 123456789 qwerty 123456789
7 1234567 letmein 111111 1234 football 1234567890 letmein
8 letmein dragon 1234567 baseball 1234 1234567 1234567
9 trustno1 111111 iloveyou dragon 1234567 princess football
10 dragon baseball adobe123[a] football baseball 1234 iloveyou
11 baseball iloveyou 123123 1234567 welcome login admin
12 111111 trustno1 admin monkey 1234567890 welcome welcome
13 iloveyou 1234567 1234567890 letmein abc123 solo monkey
14 master sunshine letmein abc123 111111 abc123 login
15 sunshine master photoshop[a] 111111 1qaz2wsx admin abc123
16 ashley 123123 1234 mustang dragon 121212 starwars
17 bailey welcome monkey access master flower 123123
18 passw0rd shadow shadow shadow monkey passw0rd dragon
19 shadow ashley sunshine master letmein dragon passw0rd
20 123123 football 12345 michael login sunshine master
21 654321 jesus password1 superman princess master hello
22 superman michael princess 696969 qwertyuiop hottie freedom
23 qazwsx ninja azerty 123123 solo loveme whatever
24 michael mustang trustno1 batman passw0rd zaq1zaq1 qazwsx
25 Football password1 000000 trustno1 starwars password1 trustno1

Keeper[edit]

Password manager Keeper compiled its own list of the 25 most common passwords in 2016, from 25 million passwords leaked in data breaches that year.[11]

Top 25 most common passwords according to Keeper
Rank 2016[11]
1 123456
2 123456789
3 qwerty
4 12345678
5 111111
6 1234567890
7 1234567
8 password
9 123123
10 987654321
11 qwertyuiop
12 mynoob
13 123321
14 666666
15 18atcskd2w
16 7777777
17 1q2w3e4r
18 654321
19 555555
20 3rjs1la7qe
21 google
22 1q2w3e4r5t
23 123qwe
24 zxcvbnm
25 1q2w3e

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The presence of "adobe123" and "photoshop" on this year's list was skewed by the large number of Adobe passwords included in the collected data due to a major security breach in 2013 that affected over 48 million Adobe users.[6][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Titcomb, James (March 23, 2016). "Do you have one of the most common passwords? They're ridiculously easy to guess". The Telegraph. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Mastroianni, Brian (January 20, 2016). "These were the 25 worst passwords of 2015". CBS News. 
  3. ^ a b Bruner, Raisa (January 23, 2017). "The 25 Worst Passwords You Should Never Use". TIME. 
  4. ^ Ho, Erica (November 22, 2011). "The 25 Most Popular (and Worst) Passwords of 2011". TIME. 
  5. ^ Waxman, Olivia B. (October 25, 2012). "The 25 worst passwords of 2012". CNN. 
  6. ^ a b Newman, Jared (January 20, 2014). "The 25 worst passwords of 2013: 'password' gets dethroned". PC World. 
  7. ^ Waxman, Olivia (January 20, 2015). "These Are The 25 Worst Passwords of 2014". TIME. 
  8. ^ Chang, Lulu (January 19, 2016). "Wookie mistake: 'starwars' is now one of the world's 25 worst passwords". Digital Trends. 
  9. ^ Korosec, Kirsten (December 19, 2017). "The 25 Most Common Passwords of 2017 Include 'Star Wars'". FORTUNE. 
  10. ^ Kelly, Heather (January 22, 2014). "'123456' tops list of worst passwords". CNN. 
  11. ^ a b McGoogan, Cara (January 16, 2017). "The world's most common passwords revealed: Are you using them?". The Daily Telegraph. 

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