10% of you are compromised by at least one of the passwords from the Top 100 List of 2018 | powersolution.com

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.

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Top 100 passwords of 2018

Ranking Order

Alphabetical Order

1 123456 52 1234
2 password 71 1989
3 123456789 73 1990
4 12345678 78 1991
5 12345 99 1992
6 111111 5 12345
7 1234567 47 55555
8 sunshine 6 111111
9 qwerty 27 121212
10 iloveyou 17 123123
11 princess 1 123456
12 admin 40 222222
13 welcome 19 654321
14 666666 14 666666
15 abc123 7 1234567
16 football 55 12341234
17 123123 4 12345678
18 monkey 3 123456789
19 654321 20 !@#$%^&*
20 !@#$%^&* 86 1q2w3e
21 charlie 59 1qaz2wsx
22 aa123456 22 aa123456
23 donald 85 aaaaaa
24 password1 15 abc123
25 qwerty123 44 abcdef
26 zxcvbnm 12 admin
27 121212 92 admin123
28 bailey 72 amanda
29 freedom 58 andrea
30 shadow 56 andrew
31 passw0rd 82 ashley
32 baseball 28 bailey
33 buster 75 banana
34 daniel 83 bandit
35 hannah 32 baseball
36 thomas 100 biteme
37 summer 66 blahblah
38 george 33 buster
39 harley 21 charlie
40 222222 62 cheese
41 jessica 76 chelsea
42 ginger 63 computer
43 letmein 81 cookie
44 abcdef 64 corvette
45 solo 90 dallas
46 jordan 34 daniel
47 55555 23 donald
48 tigger 61 ferrari
49 joshua 16 football
50 pepper 29 freedom
51 sophie 38 george
52 1234 42 ginger
53 robert 35 hannah
54 matthew 39 harley
55 12341234 68 hello
56 andrew 89 hockey
57 lakers 70 hunter
58 andrea 10 iloveyou
59 1qaz2wsx 74 jennifer
60 starwars 41 jessica
61 ferrari 46 jordan
62 cheese 49 joshua
63 computer 84 killer
64 corvette 57 lakers
65 mercedes 43 letmein
66 blahblah 94 liverpool
67 maverick 98 london
68 hello 54 matthew
69 nicole 67 maverick
70 hunter 65 mercedes
71 1989 80 merlin
72 amanda 18 monkey
73 1990 69 nicole
74 jennifer 31 passw0rd
75 banana 2 password
76 chelsea 24 password1
77 ranger 50 pepper
78 1991 11 princess
79 trustno1 93 pussy
80 merlin 95 querty
81 cookie 9 qwerty
82 ashley 25 qwerty123
83 bandit 77 ranger
84 killer 53 robert
85 aaaaaa 30 shadow
86 1q2w3e 97 soccer
87 zaq1zaq1 45 solo
88 test 51 sophie
89 hockey 60 starwars
90 dallas 37 summer
91 whatever 8 sunshine
92 admin123 88 test
93 pussy 36 thomas
94 liverpool 48 tigger
95 querty 79 trustno1
96 william 13 welcome
97 soccer 91 whatever
98 london 96 william
99 1992 87 zaq1zaq1
100 biteme 26 zxcvbnm
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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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