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The most popular passwords of 2018 revealed

The most popular passwords of 2018 revealed

by iTTCONNECT Wednesday, 06 Feb 2019

The most popular passwords of 2018 revealed: Are yours on the list?

The number one spot belongs to ‘123456’, which is followed by another maddeningly obvious choice, ‘password’. In fact, these two are stalwarts of the most common passwords, having claimed the first two spots for the fifth year in a row.

The next five places are occupied by some of the easiest-to-remember (and guess) assortments of numbers. The coldness of numbers contrasts with some of the next highly-popular choices – ‘sunshine’, ‘iloveyou’ and ‘princess’, with the first and the third of them representing new additions to the list. Unfortunately, despite oozing oodles of optimism, these passwords don’t inspire much confidence in that the netizens using them cultivate some of the most fundamental cyber-hygiene habits. Also new among the top 25 are ‘666666’, ‘charlie’, and ‘donald’, among others.

Top 25 most common 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

It goes without saying that if your password made it among those most common password choices, you would be very well advised to change it.

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