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Terrible Passwords 2016

Terrible Passwords 2016

The annual list of most common passwords for 2016 has been released by Keeper, a password management company. The data is obtained from leaked passwords from websites which have been hacked during 2016


Rank Password
1 123456
2 123456789
3 qwerty
4 12345678
5 111111
6 1234567890
7 1234567
8 password
9 123123
10 987654321


Tips on how to select a password

  • Don’t reuse passwords because if one site gets hacked your login for other sites is breached too
  • Use a phrase rather than a word and include spaces. Eg a line from a favourite song or film. “No Mr Bond, I expect you to die”
  • Use two factor authentication where available – this is where the website sends you a text message or email with a code to verify you
  • Use a password manager such as LastPass to generate unique passwords and store them for you
  • Changing letters for numbers such as p4ssw0rd are more easily hacked than you would think