It’s that time of the year again, for SplashData’s 100 Worst Passwords. It’s the company’s 8th annual list, compiled by evaluating more than 5 million passwords from the internet.
The passwords “123456” and “password” are yet again on top of the list, while the other entries included on the top 8 are all numeric strings. “donald” was also the 23rd most commonly used password this year.
Both “123456” and “password” has been on 1st and 2nd place for several years now. “Password” had been the worst password from 2011 to 2012, but was replaced by “123456” from 2013 to now.
SplashData releases their Worst Passwords lineup every year to encourage people to use stronger passwords for their security. But despite obvious risks, users continue to use weak ones. In this year’s study, nearly 3% of the users have used the 1st password this year alone. 10% of users were also estimated to have used one of the worst 25 passwords.
We suggest checking out the 100-50 and 49-1 lists now, and see if you’re one of the worst password makers of this year. If you don’t see yours among the most cringe-worthy keys, we guarantee that you’ll feel pleased with your unique password. But if you’re included on the SplashData Passwords 2018, break your bad habits now and make good (and stronger!) passwords.