SPOILER: Most Common Password is “123456”
Commonly used passwords:
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There are many hackers trying to hack our online account password these days. They use programs to hack our passwords, such as brute-forcing. Why don’t we protect our info?
We should create strong and unique passwords so our accounts can be safe from these hackers. Try creating passwords with more than 10 characters, with upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and also symbols. “#Bir\Th19.85Y” is a random example, that is hard to guess but easy for you to remember yourself in a unique way. Try and find a way to remember this example! :)
Spoiler: “Number (#) of Birth is not (\) on The 19.85 Year” > “#Bir\Th19.85Y”
Apart from this… it is advisable not to use those ‘commonly used passwords’.
Here are the common top 20 passwords which are widely used:
2016 UPDATE: List of 20 most commonly used passwords:
*This is list of 10000 passwords is from 2013 with not-so-recent information. Please refer to other sites if you want to have updated information on commonly used passwords.
If your password happened to be listed in one of the 10000 passwords, you should change your password immediately. In addition, you should not tell anyone your password, not even anyone you trust.