Each year, SplashData (provider of password management applications TeamsID, Gpass, and SplashID) releases a list of most popular, worst passwords every year by evaluating more than 5 million passwords leaked on the internet.
These bad passwords simply mean that the passwords are easily predictable or guessable (like “123”) – and if you have been practising this bad habit, you should stop because these are the types of passwords that hackers will try out first to get into your accounts and logins.
Sadly, “123456” and “password” are still on the top of the list. Interestingly, Donald Trump makes it to the 23rd most frequently used password of the year 2018 (i.e people having “donald” as their password). Whether they are an avid Trump supporter or the other, we do not know.
“Hackers are well known to use celebrity names, terms from pop culture and sports, and simple keyboard patterns to break into accounts online” – according to Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData, Inc. Surely, the new president of the United States will make it into the list as well, so you should avoid at all costs.
Without further ado, here are the top 10 “Worst Passwords of 2018”:
|Rank||Password||Rank from 2017|
According to SplashData, the over five million leaked passwords evaluated for the 2018 list were mostly held by users in North America and Western Europe. Passwords leaked from hacks of adult websites were not included in this report.
If you see your passwords in this list, please, do us a big favour and change them before it’s too late!