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100 Most Hacked Passwords of 2017 include “dragon” and “starwars”

List from SplashData

It’s mind boggling that people are still using “123456” or “qwerty” as their password. Yet they make the list year after year.

Noticeable patterns:

  • Multiple variations of counting numbers
  • All lowercase – there are zero passwords on this list with a capital letter
  • No symbols – just letters and numbers
  • Commons words such as “password” and “admin”
  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. 12345
  6. 123456789
  7. letmein (this one genuinely makes me laugh out loud)
  8. 1234567
  9. football
  10. iloveyou
  11. admin
  12. welcome
  13. monkey
  14. login
  15. abc123 (we have to do better than this, guys)
  16. starwars
  17. 123123
  18. dragon
  19. passw0rd (this at least shows some creativity)
  20. master
  21. hello
  22. freedom
  23. whatever
  24. qazwsx
  25. trustno1 (laughing again)
  26. 654321 (“no one will figure out this trickery”)
  27. jordan23
  28. harley
  29. password1
  30. 1234
  31. robert (knock it off, Robert)
  32. matthew
  33. jordan
  34. asshole
  35. daniel
  36. andrew
  37. lakers
  38. andrew
  39. buster
  40. joshua
  41. 1qaz2wsx (I see what they did there)
  42. 12341234
  43. ferrari
  44. cheese (I like this person, but they need to secure their accounts)
  45. computer
  46. corvette
  47. blahblah
  48. george
  49. mercedes
  50. 121212

Read the next 50 here

If you see your password on the list, please change it. If you’re going to use the most famous movie franchise name of all time, jazz it up with random capitalization, symbols, and numbers. Or choose a less popular movie name in general.

True story: Years ago I saw one of my old passwords on one of these lists. To be fair, it was one of my first passwords as a kid. superman1. I don’t recommend it. Even in my small circle of friends, I found out another kid was also using it!

 

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