Every year, the most frequently leaked passwords are released, and 123456 has long been at the top. Hence, today in this article we will show you the most common passwords of the year 2017. SplashData had gathered the passwords by looking at more than 5 million passwords that were made public following few data breaches in 2017.
Report Shows People Are Still Using ‘123456’ As Their Password
We are already at end of 2017, and if we talk about security, then it will be good to hope that we’ll get a bit wiser, too. According to a new survey from password manager and digital vault company Keeper, the 2017’s most common passwords will shock you!
Keeper has revealed 2017’s most common passwords, and once again the reports don’t seem to be on the safe side regarding security. The numeric combination of ‘123456’ was the most common password of 2017.
Keeper had gathered the password by looking at 10 million passwords that were made public following few data breaches in 2017. Previous year 123456 was used by nearly one in five users.
The reports from Keeper also states that four of top 10 passwords on the list consists of six characters or shorter, passwords like ‘12345678’, ‘111111’, ‘1234567890’, ‘1234567’, ‘password’, ‘123123’, ‘987654321’ are among the top ten list.A study by multiple web hosts revealed that most passwords were extremely week. If using a simplified password for your SME website try using Bluehost’s automated website password protect system.
According to Keeper Security “This is stunning in light of the fact that, as we have reported, today’s brute-force cracking software and hardware can unscramble those passwords in seconds, Website operators that permit such flimsy protection are either reckless or lazy,”
“Nearly 17 percent of users are safeguarding their accounts with ‘123456’. What perplexed us is that so many website operators are not enforcing password security best practices”.
Every year, the most frequently leaked passwords are released, and 123456 has long been at the top. This year was no exception: here are the 25 worst passwords to use, while the famous six-number sequence is still the most common.
The list was made by security company SplashData, which collected more than 5 million leaked passwords to identify the most popular. Usually, a popular password means a bad password because it is the first choice of malicious people to try to hack into your account.
Check out the passwords that you should avoid at any cost in any login (and ranking variation):-
- 123456 (did not change position)
- Password (not changed)
- 12345678 (up one position)
- qwerty (rose two)
- 12345 (lose two)
- 123456789 (new)
- letmein (new)
- 1234567 (not changed)
- football (lost four)
- iloveyou (new)
- admin (has climbed four)
- welcome (has not changed)
- monkey (new)
- login (lost three)
- abc123 (lost one)
- starwars (new)
- 123123 (new)
- dragon (rose one)
- passw0rd (lost one)
- master (has uploaded one)
- hello (new)
- freedom (new)
- whatever (new)
- qazwsx (new)
- trustno1 (new)
In general, passwords are obvious, and: have no variation of uppercase, lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters; or are very short. Have you learned here in Techviral that one of these two criteria should be used to create strong passwords.
If you want to continue using easy-to-remember references to your passwords, such as Starwars, an alternative is to create little phrases like “I love Chewbacca!”, Which are incredibly difficult to guess (5-year-old to be precise), but you can remember easily.
In addition, I can not fail to recommend a password manager, such as 1Password, and enable two-step verification of the main services that you use. So even if a hacker sets the password, he will not be able to log in.
Lastly, under no circumstances repeat the same password in several services and, if a login is leaked, change the password quickly and stay safe.
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