123456 Is the Most Used Password for the 5th Year in a Row

For the 5th year in a row, “123456” is most used password, with “password” coming in at second place. Even in the wake of a constant stream of data breaches, hacks, and ransomware attack reports people continue to utilize weak passwords that not only put their information at jeopardy, but also their organization’s data.

In SplashData’s 8th annual worst passwords list, the password management company analyzed more than 5 million leaked passwords to come up with their list of most used passwords. According to their report, the top 10 most used passwords are:

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

“Bad habits die hard, according to SplashData’s eighth annual list of Worst Passwords of the Year,” stated SplashData’s press release. “After evaluating more than 5 million passwords leaked on the Internet, the company found that computer users continue using the same predictable, easily guessable passwords. Using these passwords will put anyone at substantial risk of being hacked and having their identities stolen.”

Password management company Dashlane also released a report this week that focuses on the biggest password mistakes of the year. Topping the list is Kanye West, who in full view of television cameras entered the password “000000” into his cell phone to unlock it.

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