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Common Passwords You Should Avoid at All Costs

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Common Passwords You Should Avoid at All Costs

When choosing a password, there are some very obvious options that everyone should avoid. At least, we hope everyone knows that using some of these top 200 most common passwords, according to Nordpass, is a terrible idea. For better or worse, passwords need to be secure and something only you will know to have strong account security. 

To create its list of the top 200 most common passwords, Nordpass analyzed a 4.3 terabyte database from publicly available sources. Using data from 35 countries, Nordpass evaluated the top passwords and categorized them by the number of times they were used. In addition, Nordpass created another data set indicating most of these passwords could be cracked in under one second.

25.

Too easy to guess.
  • Password: 102030
  • Times Found in Study: 99,612

24.

Will be cracked in under one second.
  • Password: 112233
  • Times Found in Study: 100,920

23.

Password message written on sticky notes. Padlock on the keyboard. Password security
Would take around 5 minutes to guess.
  • Password: Pass@123
  • Times Found in Study: 105,505

22.

Weak password qwerty on a memo stick and laptop.
The most likely part of a keyboard.
  • Password: qwerty
  • Times Found in Study: 109,836

21.

Note with the word password on a computer keyboard
The 21st most used password.
  • Password: 654321
  • Times Found in Study: 109,908

20.

Easy concept password. My password written on a paper sticker with a marking pen.
Can be guessed in one second.
  • Password: root
  • Times Found in Study: 122,834

19.

A pink paper note with the reminder Password 12345678 on it sticked on to a monitor at an office workplace.
Too easy to guess.
  • Password: P@ssw0rd 
  • Times Found in Study: 135,424

18.

Easy Password concept. My password 123456 written on a paper with marker.
One of the easiest passwords around.
  • Password: 1111
  • Times Found in Study: 144,262

17.

Easy concept password. My password written on a paper sticker with a marking pen.
Would take 11 seconds to guess.
  • Password: admin123
  • Times Found in Study: 159,354

16.

Bad, weak, invalid password on the sticky notes and security key on laptop keyboard.
Try a different number combination.
  • Password: 000000
  • Times Found in Study: 168,653

15.

Password management. Weak and strong password. Easy concept password.
Adding the extra “1” won’t help.
  • Password: 12345678910
  • Times Found in Study: 172,502

14.

Password message written on sticky notes.
Unsurprisingly one of the most common passwords.
  • Password: Password
  • Times Found in Study: 177,725

13.

Sticky Note Reminder on Office Desk Saying "Change Your Password"
Remember to change your password.
  • Password: 111111
  • Times Found in Study: 191,392

12.

Strong and weak easy Password. Note pad and laptop.
Too many people use this password.
  • Password: 123123
  • Times Found in Study: 224,261

11.

Notepad with a password on a computer keyboard.
This one is too easy to guess in under a second.
  • Password: 1234567
  • Times Found in Study: 234,187

10.

Easy Password Concept on computer keyboard. Password 12345 on pink sticky note
Over 300,000 people used this password.
  • Password: 1234567890
  • Times Found in Study: 302,709

9.

Sticky note with the word "password 123456" on a laptop keyboard. Data protection, password strength concept.
Upper and lower case letters in a password are good, when they are different.
  • Password: Aa123456
  • Times Found in Study: 319,725

8.

123456 worst password ever on a sticky note with a keyboard on a desk
Passwords should be at least four times as long as this option.
  • Password: 123
  • Times Found in Study: 528,086

7.

The concept of information security. The inscription "use a strong password" on a note on the pc keyboard.
Using a strong password is not something to ignore.
  • Password: password
  • Times Found in Study: 710,321

6.

Change password card. Top view of office table desktop background with laptop, phone, glasses and pencil with card with inscription change password. Internet security concept.
You should change this password immediately.
  • Password: 12345
  • Times Found in Study: 728,414

5.

Laptop with memo sticks on the keyboard with text PASSWORD 12345 on it.
A shocking number of people use this password.
  • Password: 1234
  • Times Found in Study: 969,811

4.

sticky note with weak easy password on laptop keyboard
Please change this password right now.
  • Password: 123456789
  • Times Found in Study: 1,213,047

3.

Easy Password concept. My password 123456 written on a paper with marker.
Remember to try a stronger password.
  • Password: 12345678
  • Times Found in Study: 1,371,152

2.

weak password , access control policy , security awareness trainning
Don’t use a single word for a password.
  • Password: admin
  • Times Found in Study: 4,008,850

1.

Password 123456 writing text post it paper in office on laptop computer keyboard. Easy password concept. top view.
This is the most used password, according to Nordpass.
  • Password: 123456
  • Times Found in Study: 4,524,867

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