These are the Top 25 Worst passwords of 2018.

Online privacy directly correlates with your actual privacy and needs to be taken seriously. One big defense mechanism for online privacy is a strong password. Unfortunately, people get too lazy at times and just create very weak passwords.

See also, An Idiot’s guide to creating strong Passwords.

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If you are in the bracket of people with extremely weak passwords and haven’t been hacked yet, consider yourself lucky and change your password now!

SplashData, a company which makes the password manager SplashID has over the years been releasing an annual list of worst passwords of the year. This list is come up with after evaluating more than five million passwords leaked on the internet.

This year’s list is very similar to last year’s which means that users continue using the same old predictable and easily guessable passwords.

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“123456” and “password” have retained the top two spots for the fifth consecutive year. Imagine! In fact, if your password appears on this list, or is similar to any on this list, change it right away.

Full list of top 25 worst passwords of 2018.

  1. 123456 (Rank unchanged from last year)
  2. password (Unchanged)
  3. 123456789 (Up 3)
  4. 12345678 (Down 1)
  5. 12345 (Unchanged)
  6. 111111 (New)
  7. 1234567 (Up 1)
  8. sunshine (New)
  9. qwerty (Down 5)
  10. iloveyou (Unchanged)
  11. princess (New)
  12. admin (Down 1)
  13. welcome (Down 1)
  14. 666666 (New)
  15. abc123 (Unchanged)
  16. football (Down 7)
  17. 123123 (Unchanged)
  18. monkey (Down 5)
  19. 654321 (New)
  20. !@#$%^&* (New)
  21. charlie (New)
  22. aa123456 (New)
  23. donald (New)
  24. password1 (New)
  25. qwerty123 (New)

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In order to guarantee your online safety most especially when it comes to passwords, we suggest the following measures.

  • Use password managers like SplashID, Lastpass.
  • Use two factor authentication if possible.
  • Use hardware based security key if you can afford. For example Titan USB key.


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