20 Passwords Other Than '123456' You Should Avoid

'Tigger' is not iron-clad
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2017 11:50 AM CST
'Trustno1' Makes List of Really Bad Passwords
A screenshot of the list.   (SplashData)

(Newser) – As Time points out, it's been a banner year for hacks, from Equifax's totally avoidable breach to Yahoo's eventual admission that all 3 billion accounts were compromised. SplashData ran an analysis of some 5 million leaked passwords to come up with its list of the 100 most used, and, therefore, "Worst Passwords of the Year." Lifehacker reports that SplashData projects that 1 in 10 computer users have used at least of the passwords on the list. Many are frequent offenders, and will come as no surprise. The top 5 is, as you might expect: 123456, Password, 12345678, qwerty, and 12345. But some that make the list are seemingly more random or quirky. We've flagged 20 such entries, and note their rank on the list.

  1. letmein (7)
  2. monkey (13)
  3. starwars (16)
  4. dragon (18)
  5. freedom (22)
  6. trustno1 (25)
  7. harley (28)
  8. buster (39)
  9. ferrari (43)
  10. cheese (44)
  11. sunshine (55)
  12. tigger (56)
  13. merlin (58)
  14. banana (61)
  15. cookie (68)
  16. jessica (74)
  17. dallas (79)
  18. passwor (80)
  19. ginger (97)
  20. thunder (100)
(The guy who wrote the book on passwords now says he was wrong.)

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