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25 most Common Passwords of 2017

Like the previous year, Splashdata has compiled the most common (also read: weakest) passwords used by internet users worldwide over the internet.

And just like the previous year, this year hasn’t proven to be much different as we never learn from our mistakes — such is the circle of life.

This list of passwords contains the usual list of suspects like QWERTY and 123456 and some generic terms like iloveyou, login, password and monkey.

  1. 123456
  2. Password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. 12345
  6. 123456789
  7. letmein
  8. 1234567
  9. football
  10. iloveyou 
  11. admin
  12. welcome 
  13. monkey
  14. login 
  15. abc123 
  16. starwars 
  17. 123123 
  18. dragon 
  19. passw0rd 
  20. master 
  21. hello
  22. freedom
  23. whatever
  24. qazwsx 
  25. trustno1 

If you’re using one of these passwords, you should consider changing it to a more secure one since any of these passwords can be compromised in seconds by dictionary-based cracking tools.

Having a unique password with both upper and lowercase alphabets alongwith a few digits and special character doesn’t make it foolproof. Still, it gives you an edge over anyone trying to crack it and access your account.

Remember not to keep your password related to personal information publicly available, such as your birthdate, mobile number, or car license plate number.

In the age of social media, we put more information out there than we realise, and so we should always be careful while choosing passwords as they are the key to your virtual world.

Also read: How to view saved passwords in Google Chrome?

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