Worst Passwords of 2018- Splashdata’s Annual List of Shame

Splashdata has released their annual list of the worst passwords of 2018. Generally, these are collated from larger data breaches, discussed in more detail here.

Surprisingly, “donald” makes the 2018 annual Top 25, with the usual “123456” and “password” topping the list. The word “princess” is climbing the charts too.

The report serves as an annual reminder to use unique, strong passwords for each account. Dedicated password software such as LastPass offers a cross-platform solution to manage different passwords for each account.

Google Chrome [signed in with your Google account] can do a similar job, by using the right-click function to create a unique, strong, saved password. Ensure you have a strong Google password as well as 2FA [two-factor authentication] turned on, as it acts as the master key!

1. 123456

2. password

3. 123456789

4. 12345678

5. 12345

6. 111111

7. 1234567

8. sunshine

9. qwerty

10. iloveyou

11. princess

12. admin

13. welcome

14. 666666

15. abc123

16. football

17. 123123

18. monkey

19. 654321

20. !@#$%^&*

21. charlie

22. aa123456

23. donald

24. password1

25. qwerty123

Take a look at the complete list here.


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