It's 2019 And People Are Still Using These Dumb Passwords

Is your password sunshine, 666666, or monkey? Bad news: if a hacker tries to guess your password, those are some of the very first ones they’ll try. SplashData, makers of the password managers SplashID, TeamsID, and Gpassrecently examined over 5 million leaked passwords and named the 25 most common examples. Combined, these passwords are used by 10 per cent of all computer users.

While most of these have appeared on previous top lists, new entries for the 2018 list include princess, sunshine, [email protected]#$%^&*, and donald. Personally, I would bet real money that at least one important White House account is protected with the password donald.

If you use any of the passwords below, replace it with a longer, stronger password. And get yourself a password manager so you don’t have to memorise your passwords.

The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2018

  1. 123456

  2. password

  3. 123456789

  4. 12345678

  5. 12345

  6. 111111

  7. 1234567

  8. sunshine

  9. qwerty

  10. iloveyou

  11. princess

  12. admin

  13. welcome

  14. 666666

  15. abc123

  16. football

  17. 123123

  18. monkey

  19. 654321

  20. [email protected]#$%^&*

  21. charlie

  22. aa123456

  23. donald

  24. password1

  25. qwerty123

See the top 100 passwords of 2018 at SplashData. And while you’re at it, check last year’s list—all of those are still extremely insecure.


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