The most popular passwords in the world. Do you use one of them?

Anna Palluch 10.02.2017

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Keeper Security company has published a ranking of the world’s most commonly used passwords. Unfortunately, as every year, the same easily cracked character combinations are holding top places.

It may seem unlikely to many of us but the “123456” combination is on top once again. Subsequent entries only confirm that many Internet users do not realise that you do not need a special program to crack such simple passwords. Passwords which contain 4 or 6 characters can be broken in a few seconds by a specialist.

Here is the complete list of the most commonly used passwords in the world. Better avoid using these for your own good.

1. 123456

2. 123456789

3. qwerty

4. 12345678

5. 111111

6. 1234567890

7. 1234567

8. password

9. 123123

10. 987654321

11. qweryuiop

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

Some of the passwords are not on the list but can be broken quite easily nonetheless. Popular passwords are:

  • name and surname,
  • Your birthdate,
  • a combination of the above,
  • name or names of your children or pets,
  • words found in the dictionary.

Another risk is to have a single password to all possible accounts. A hacker who managed to steal our password can use it e.g. to enter our bank profile.

The recipe for a strong password that is not easily broken is simple. It should contain: uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters. It is also a good solution to regularly change passwords. It’s good to do it today.

You can find the instructions how to change the password under this LINK

The article is a part of the “Safety 360°” programme which aims to improve the safety of the Trans.eu Platform users.