These Are the 25 Worst Passwords People Used in 2018 – IGN

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These Are the 25 Worst Passwords People Used in 2018 – IGN

123456 and password still reign supreme.

SplashData has revealed the top 25 worst passwords of 2018 and “123456” and “Password” have continued to hold the #1 & #2 spots for the fifth year in a row.

SplashData has been aggregating these lists since 2012 and have been using more than 5 million passwords that have been leaked through various data breaches and such.

United States President Donald Trump made the list this year, debuting at #23 with the password “donald.”

“Sorry, Mr. President, but this is not fake news – using your name or any common name as a password is a dangerous decision,” said Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData, Inc. “Hackers have great success using celebrity names, terms from pop culture and sports, and simple keyboard patterns to break into accounts online because they know so many people are using those easy-to- remember combinations.”

Splash Data hopes that by publishing these lists, they are encouraging those around the world to realize the importance of choosing a strong password and not taking the easy way out.

The top 25 worst passwords of 2018 are listed below, as well as how their ranking has changed since 2017.

  1. 123456 (Unchanged)
  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. [email protected]#$%^&* (New)
  21. charlie (New)
  22. aa123456 (New)
  23. donald (New)
  24. password1 (New)
  25. qwerty123 (New)

Splash Data estimates that around 10% of people have, at one time, used at least one of these passwords and that nearly 3% have used the worst password, 123456.

We covered this list back in 2015, and while 123456 and password were still numbers 1 and 2, starwars did make an appearance, which makes sense considering The Force Awakens also released that year.

Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who may or may not have the password of 123456. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.

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