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.
- 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”
- letmein (this one genuinely makes me laugh out loud)
- abc123 (we have to do better than this, guys)
- passw0rd (this at least shows some creativity)
- trustno1 (laughing again)
- 654321 (“no one will figure out this trickery”)
- robert (knock it off, Robert)
- 1qaz2wsx (I see what they did there)
- cheese (I like this person, but they need to secure their accounts)
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!