Worst Passwords : 2017

Okay. You asked for it. You know that password you keep recycling over and over again? Maybe adding on digit each time. Stop doing that. It’s dangerous and pretty easy to figure out.

Practice good password security and use all the little security controls a service might off – like 2-Factor!!

1. 123456
2. password
3. 12345678
4. qwerty
5. 12345
6. 123456789
7. letmein
8. 1234567
9. football
10. iloveyou
11. admin
12. welcome
13. monkey
14. login
15. abc123
16. starwars
17. 123123
18. dragon
19. passw0rd
20. master

Needless to say, if your password is found on this list, you should change it immediately.

SplashData recommends using phrases of 12 characters or more, with mixed types of characters including upper and lower cases. Users should also create different passwords for each login.

Here at Campbell Tech Solutions we usually recommend a mix of upper, lower, a symbol or two, and some numbers.  If you use a password manager or wallet you probably want to use randomly generated complex passwords.  And don’t use the same password at different sites.

(Did we say this already?  Use 2-Factor if it is available.)

Sources

TechRepublic – https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-20-worst-passwords-of-2017-did-yours-make-the-list
SplashData – https://www.teamsid.com/worst-passwords-2017-full-list/
Top 100 worst passwords – https://13639-presscdn-0-80-pagely.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Top-100-Worst-Passwords-of-2017a.pdf