Each year, SplashData., Inc, a leader in password management, analyses leaked passwords to find the top commonly used passwords. In 2018, SplashData, Inc. had five million passwords to work from, most of them from hacks in the US and Europe. According to the statistics, almost 10% of people have used at least one common password on the list, and nearly 3% have used the worst offender, 123456 at some time this year.

Cracking passwords is not that easy when your server is properly secured in the first place. Choosing a secure password by itself is not enough if your server is not protected properly. Talk to your IT support company to ensure that your email, workstations, and servers are fully protected and secure.    Request Consultation »

Top 100 passwords of 2018

Ranking Order

Alphabetical Order

1123456521234
2password711989
3123456789731990
412345678781991
512345991992
6111111512345
712345674755555
8sunshine6111111
9qwerty27121212
10iloveyou17123123
11princess1123456
12admin40222222
13welcome19654321
1466666614666666
15abc12371234567
16football5512341234
17123123412345678
18monkey3123456789
1965432120!@#$%^&*
20!@#$%^&*861q2w3e
21charlie591qaz2wsx
22aa12345622aa123456
23donald85aaaaaa
24password115abc123
25qwerty12344abcdef
26zxcvbnm12admin
2712121292admin123
28bailey72amanda
29freedom58andrea
30shadow56andrew
31passw0rd82ashley
32baseball28bailey
33buster75banana
34daniel83bandit
35hannah32baseball
36thomas100biteme
37summer66blahblah
38george33buster
39harley21charlie
4022222262cheese
41jessica76chelsea
42ginger63computer
43letmein81cookie
44abcdef64corvette
45solo90dallas
46jordan34daniel
475555523donald
48tigger61ferrari
49joshua16football
50pepper29freedom
51sophie38george
52123442ginger
53robert35hannah
54matthew39harley
551234123468hello
56andrew89hockey
57lakers70hunter
58andrea10iloveyou
591qaz2wsx74jennifer
60starwars41jessica
61ferrari46jordan
62cheese49joshua
63computer84killer
64corvette57lakers
65mercedes43letmein
66blahblah94liverpool
67maverick98london
68hello54matthew
69nicole67maverick
70hunter65mercedes
71198980merlin
72amanda18monkey
73199069nicole
74jennifer31passw0rd
75banana2password
76chelsea24password1
77ranger50pepper
78199111princess
79trustno193pussy
80merlin95querty
81cookie9qwerty
82ashley25qwerty123
83bandit77ranger
84killer53robert
85aaaaaa30shadow
861q2w3e97soccer
87zaq1zaq145solo
88test51sophie
89hockey60starwars
90dallas37summer
91whatever8sunshine
92admin12388test
93pussy36thomas
94liverpool48tigger
95querty79trustno1
96william13welcome
97soccer91whatever
98london96william
99199287zaq1zaq1
100biteme26zxcvbnm
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Guidelines on Authentication Management:

  • User IDs and passwords should be unique to each user
  • Passwords should always be encrypted, in rest and in transit
  • Passwords should be long: 8 character passwords is the absolute minimum; 10-12 characters or longer is recommended
  • Password should be strong: avoid choosing those that are simple and easy-to-guess or remember, such as anything that can be found in a dictionary or is sequential, such as  “password123”, “letmein”, “jesuschrist” or “abcabcabc”)
  • Implement Delays between login attempts
  • Lock account after a number of failed attempts
  • Implement Two-factor authentication, where users must also enter a code, or go through a “I am not a robot” process to authenticate as a human vs. password-cracking software
It is highly recommended that organizations, especially those in the industries such as healthcare, law, or manufacturing, adopt these guidelines and adhere to a proper password policy for the organizations’ best overall security posture.

 

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