The 25 Worst Passwords of 2016

By | January 16, 2017
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The 25 Worst Passwords of 2016

Keeper Security, makers of  a password manager, analyzed over 10 million passwords  to come up with this list of the 25 worst passwords of 2016. According to Keeper Security, these 25 worst passwords accounted for about 50% of all passwords analyzed. We hope you don’t find any passwords you use on this list:

  1. 123456
  2. 123456789
  3. Qwerty
  4. 12345678
  5. 111111
  6. 1234567890
  7. 1234567
  8. password
  9. 123123
  10. 987654321
  11. Qwertyuiop
  12. Mynoob
  13. 123321
  14. 666666
  15. 18atckd2w
  16. 7777777
  17. 1q2w3e4r
  18. 654321
  19. 555555
  20. 3rjs1la7qe
  21. google
  22. 1q2w3e4r5t
  23. 123qwe
  24. zxcvbnm
  25. 1q2w3e

Any of these passwords can be cracked almost instantly using common dictionary-based password cracking tools.

It’s a new year and a good time to analyze your passwords. You should never use the same password for more than one site. Your passwords should be 12 or more characters and should include a combination or upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.  A good password manager like LastPass (Free version) includes a password generator and will remember your passwords for you – it will even remember the sites your passwords belong to.

And most security experts recommend that you change your passwords every few months. Some password managers, such as LastPass even make it easy to do that.

It’s a new year and it’s a good time to remember to check your passwords and make sure you’re accounts are protected by strong, hard to crack, passwords.

Be safe!


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3 thoughts on “The 25 Worst Passwords of 2016

  1. Sue

    Okay…I must be missing something…..what is wrong with #15 & #20? I get the rest of them, but those 2 look pretty good to me!

    Reply
    1. infoave Post author

      If you read the referenced article, it explains that those seem to be favored by bots so that’s how they made the top 25.

      Reply
  2. Jean Paul

    Hmmm…I tried password # 20 on the Password Strength meter and got 56 centuries strong. Either the strength meter isn’t working right, or….???

    Reply

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