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Most common passwords

Published on Nov 23, 2014
Last updated on Mar 17, 2017

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Source: http://xato.net/ (note: original image no longer available)


SPOILER: The Most Common Password is “123456”

There are many hackers trying to hack our online account password these days. They use programs to hack our passwords, such as brute-forcing. Why don’t we protect our info?

We should create strong and unique passwords so our accounts can be safe from these hackers. Try creating passwords with more than 10 characters, with upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and also symbols. “#Bir\Th19.85Y” is a random example, that is hard to guess but easy for you to remember yourself in a unique way. Try and find a way to remember this example! :)

…“Number (#) of Birth is not () on  The 19.85 Year” > “#Bir\Th19.85Y”

Apart from this… it is advisable not to use those ‘commonly used passwords’.

Here are the common top 20 passwords which are widely used as of 2016:

  1. 123456
  2. 123456789
  3. qwerty
  4. 12345678
  5. 111111
  6. 1234567890
  7. 1234567
  8. password
  9. 123123
  10. 987654321
  11. qwertyuiop
  12. mynoob
  13. 123321
  14. 666666
  15. 18atcskd2w
  16. 7777777
  17. 1q2w3e4r
  18. 654321
  19. 555555
  20. 3rjs1la7qe

For further 10000 commonly used passwords, please download it here. (original link to xato.net is down)

*This is list of 10000 passwords is from 2013 with not-so-recent information. Please refer to other sites if you want to have updated information on commonly used passwords.

If your password happened to be listed in one of the 10000 passwords, you should change your password immediately. In addition, you should not tell anyone your password, not even anyone you trust.