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Top 25 Worst Passwords in 2017

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We are nearing the end of 2017. As of last year, we are publishing the top 25 worst passwords in 2017, i.e the most popular passwords people use in 2017 that are very weak and easy to guess/hack.

With Star Wars fans celebrating The Last Jedi premiere this year, “starwars” as a password is making its way to the list of 2017 worst passwords (who would have guessed, right?), in rank #16. But most shockingly, the combinations of “1234567” are still being used as the top passwords. Please, if you have this in one of your important credentials or web services, please change it.

The top 25 worst passwords in 2017 list is provided by SplashData on its annual report. The list is compiled from more than 5 million passwords leaked during the year. SplashData is a provider of password management applications TeamsID, Gpass, and SplashID. The list were mostly held by users in North America and Western Europe and passwords leaked from hacks of adult websites and from the Yahoo email breach were not included in this report.

If you are curious, here are the top 25 worst passwords in 2017 list:

Rank

Password

Change from 2015

1

123456

Unchanged

2

Password

Unchanged

3

12345678

Up 1

4

qwerty

Up 2

5

12345

Down 2

6

123456789

New

7

letmein

New

8

1234567

Unchanged

9

football

Down 4

10

iloveyou

New

11

admin

Up 4

12

welcome

Unchanged

13

monkey

New

14

login

Down 3

15

abc123

Down 1

16

starwars

New

17

123123

New

18

dragon

Up 1

19

passw0rd

Down 1

20

master

Up 1

21

hello

New

22

freedom

New

23

whatever

New

24

qazwsx

New

25

trustno1

New

Do you find your password among these? If you do, please change it to something more secure, and random. Hackers and exploiters are often known to hack accounts using popular terms and guesses such as the ones in the list (especially “password” and the combination of “12345”).

If you are having trouble trying to create and remember so many passwords, you can always use a password manager to manage your passwords using randomised characters, which is the most secure password possible.

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