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

  • 06.02.2017


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

It may seem unlikely to many of you 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 word. 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 manages to steal our password on another website can use it e.g. to enter your 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 instructions to change the password here: How to change my password?

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

Author: Sandra Bisikirska

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