The most popular passwords of 2018 revealedWednesday, 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
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.