The Most Popular Passwords And It’s Not Good

A new survey was released and people are choosing some really weak passwords.

123456” was the unanimous winner, with 23.2 million accounts using the easy-to-crack code. “123456789” was used by 7.7 million, while “qwerty” and “password” were each used by more than 3 million accounts.

Here’s the top 10

  1. 123456
  2. 123456789
  3. qwerty
  4. password
  5. 111111
  6. 12345678
  7. abc123
  8. 1234567
  9. password1
  10. 12345

“iloveyou” barely missed the top 10, and “monkey” and “dragon” cracked the top 20. Swear words were also a popular in the survey.

 

Using hard-to-guess passwords is for the best when it comes to protecting your information.  Try combining three memorable words. Be creative and use words memorable to you, so people can’t guess your password. And never use ‘123456’ for crying out loud!