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2022 Edition: 50 Most Common Passwords

Gone are the days of using the same easy to remember password across all platforms.

When making a new password, do you go for something that is memorable? Maybe your mother’s maiden name, your furry little friend, or something completely random like sloth98? In our industry clients often share their passwords with us for domains and servers and while some are strong and difficult to hack, others are simple and often strongly related to their business, which means they’re the perfect victim when it comes to hacking (seriously, your business name, followed by 123 just isn’t going to cut it).

Gone are the days of using the same easy to remember password across all platforms. It is important that we move away from this idea in order to protect your security online.

What you should consider when making a password is using something that is hard to hack!

Now, you may be thinking how in the world am I going to remember a difficult password? It already has to have a minimum of 8 characters, should include capital letters, numbers and special characters. Well, there are some great solutions to managing your passwords such as lastpass and even browsers like Google Chrome for storing your password.

Tips for making an unhackable password

Long: Make it long! It is likely that a robot script is trying to guess your password so the longer it is, the harder it will be for the script to try every combination. It’s possible that with modern GPU systems cracking attempt rate of 7 billion per second can be achieved. An 8 character alpha-numeric password can be broken in 30 seconds! On the other hand, a 13 character password would take more than 900,000 years at that rate.

Random: A short password just isn’t going to cut it. While you may be tempted to relate it to your name or business, it isn’t a great idea. Choosing random words and characters is the best way to protect your accounts online.

Despite us knowing that hackers are out there, waiting to hack our Tiktoks and Facebook accounts, we really do believe it isn’t going to happen to us. But, the truth is it can. Do you really want your social media accounts hacked, for them to have access to all your information and to message all your friends, pretending to be you? I don’ think so.

It seems we humans are quite predictable and it really doesn’t take long for dedicated hacking software to crack passwords. A lot of us combine obvious words with numbers, often adding small variations that are actually pretty easy to guess.

If you’re wondering how on earth you’re going to come up with a secure password, we’ve got you. A great tool to use is a password generator like last pass. They create long passwords with multiple characters making them as secure as a password can get! This can literally make a password a million times harder to guess.

Now that you know sloth98 isn’t going to cut it as your Instagram password, here are 50 of the most used passwords you definitely want to avoid!

The 50 most used password list:

  1. 123456
  2. 123456789
  3. 12345
  4. Qwerty
  5. Password
  6. 12345678
  7. 111111
  8. 123123
  9. 1234567890
  10. 1234567
  11. qwerty123
  12. 000000
  13. 1q2w3e
  14. aa12345678
  15. abc123
  16. Password1
  17. 1234
  18. qwertyuiop
  19. 123321
  20. password123
  21. 1q2w3e4r5t
  22. iloveyou
  23. 654321
  24. 666666
  25. 987654321
  26. 123
  27. 123456a
  28. qwe123
  29. 1q2w3e4r
  30. 7777777
  31. 1qaz2wsx
  32. 123qwe
  33. zxcvbnm
  34. 121212
  35. asdasd
  36. a123456
  37. 555555
  38. dragon
  39. 112233
  40. 123123123
  41. monkey
  42. 11111111
  43. qazwsx
  44. 159753
  45. asdfghjkl
  46. 222222
  47. 1234qwer
  48. qwerty1
  49. 123654
  50. 123abc

 

If this article doesn’t have you quickly changing your passwords to make them all secure, I don’t know what will. Actually, this article by Buzzfeed definitely will. Check out some of the craziest hacking stories that actually happened to people. 

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