Most common and worst Password of 2015-2016.

 

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Passwords are used to keep our accounts secure, but it’s very difficult to remember complex passwords. So naturally, people are looking for shortcuts and choosing simple and easy to remember passwords(ie worst password). But unfortunately, these worst passwords are easy to guess and crack by hackers.

So, here I am going to introduce 25 most common and worst passwords used in 2015 – 2016 and after that, I will give you some tips to choose strong and secure passwords.

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  25 most common and worst password used in 2015

In Jan 2016, the world top password management company “Splash Data” just released its annual report of 25 worst passwords used in 2015. This report is based on more than 2 million passwords that leaked during the year.

Like in 2014, “123456”(#1) and “password”(#2)  are top two common passwords 0f 2015. All numeric most common password of 2015 are ‘12345678‘, ‘12345‘, ‘123456789‘, ‘1234‘, ‘1234567, 111111 and ‘1234567890‘. So, if you are using any one of this change it now.

Worst password list includes ‘1qaz2wsx‘(#15 – these characters come from first two columns of Qwerty keyboard) and ‘qwertyuiop‘(#22 – these characters come from first top rows in keyboard ).

Also, several passwords in 25 worst passwords of 2015 list are inspired by one of the year’s most popular cultural events – the release of the “Star Wars” movie: ‘princess‘(#21), ‘solo‘(#23), ‘starswars‘(#25).

 
S No Password S No Password S No Password
1 123456 10  1234 19  dragon
2 password 11  login 20  sunshine
3  12345 12  welcome 21  master
4  12345678 13  solo 22  hottie
5  football 14  abc123 23  loveme
6  qwerty 15  admin 24  zaq1zaq1
7  1234567890 16  121212 25  password1
8  1234567 17  flower 26
9  princess 18  passw0rd 27

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1234567890‘ and ‘qwertyuiop‘ are 10 digit password but it’s worst password. So don’t use simple and easy pattern. As SplashData CEO Morgan Slain Said,

We have seen an effort by many people to be more secure by adding characters to passwords, but if these longer passwords are based on simple patterns they will put you in just as much risk of having your identity stolen by hackers.

Tips for creating more secure passwords.

  1. Make your password hard to guess: Avoid to use your name, birthday, pet’s name etc in passwords. And don’t use those easy-to-guess words/numbers with trivial modifications, such as changing “a” to “@” and so on.
  2. Make them as long and complex as you can: Use at least 14 characters, mixing letters, numbers and special characters in hard-to-guess patterns.
  3. Consider using a password manager: Password managers can generate long, complex and random passwords, and remember them for you. Just make sure to create a really strong password for the password manager itself, so a crook can’t grab all your passwords at once.
  4. Consider using two-factor authentication: Refer my article on two-factor authentication.
  5. One account, one password: Criminals who get a hold of one of your passwords will try it out on multiple accounts. Don’t reuse passwords – each of your accounts should have a unique password.

 

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S Sharif

Founder of Technical Diary. Software engineer and passionate about technologies to learn and share. Crazy about best practices and new technology. I have worked in C#,ASP.NET MVC, HTML5, AngularJs SharePoint and SQL Server. I always try to keep myself updated and learn and implement new technologies. You can connect me on Twitter Facebook LinkedIn.

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13 Responses

  1. rony says:

    very cool..thanks for this

  2. Medford says:

    We need more ingshits like this in this thread.

  3. Eldora says:

    I will be putting this danzlizg insight to good use in no time.

  4. Topher says:

    Yours is a clever way of thiinnkg about it.

  5. Era says:

    Ohh my God, I was using one of these password in my twitter account. Thanks a lot 😘

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    • S Sharif says:

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