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25 Most Commonly Stolen Passwords

Posted by Matt Stephens

Feb 10, 2017 9:50:48 AM


How clever is your password?  If it’s on the list below, your password is just as easily stolen as it is remembered. Protect yourself by making sure you’re not using one of the top 25 most commonly stolen passwords of 2016, as determined by IT security firm SplashData.

To create a more secure password, make sure you are not relying only on numbers, and try to avoid simple keyboard patterns. You may also want to avoid easy-to-find information such as birthdays, favorite sports teams and addresses.  Attempt to create a password that is eight or more letters long, and avoid using the same password for multiple access points.   

1. 123456

2. password


4. 12345678

5. football

6. qwerty

7. 1234567890

8. 1234567

9. princess

10. 1234

11. long

12. welcome

13. Solo

14. Abc123

15. admin

16. 121212

17. flower

18. passw0rd

19. dragon

20. sunshine

21. master

22. hottie

23. love me

24. zaq1zaq1

25. password1


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Topics: Cyber Liability, Common passwords, cyber breach, password protection