Here are the worst passwords of 2016

January 22, 2017

Is your password one of them?

The advancements in online connectivity has made it possible for users to bridge connections easier but the same time, the security risks have also become more serious and one of the ways for you to keep your data safe is to have a strong password.

Having different passwords can be confusing I admit, but if you regularly transmit personal information online whether through a bank or using emails, then the password is the first level of security that must be enforced – though a roundup of 2016’s most common passwords prove that some users aren’t keen on making their passwords secure.

Keeper Security has recently released a list of the most common passwords of 2016 – and it’s hilariously embarrassing. Why? With almost 10 million passwords analyzed, ‘123456’ and ‘Password’ were the most common passwords.

Again, while you may have reasons on making your passwords easy to remember, it can also pose as a security risk. You can alternatively use a password manager on your smartphone to help you generate and store passwords that will help make you easy to remember them, because ‘123456’ is not good enough.

Here are the 25 most common passwords of 2016, and if you find yours in the list, then it’s time to change it:

  • 123456
  • 123456789
  • qwerty
  • 12345678
  • 111111
  • 1234567890
  • 1234567
  • password
  • 123123
  • 987654321
  • qwertyuiop
  • mynoob
  • 123321
  • 666666
  • 18atcskd2w
  • 7777777
  • 1q2w3e4r
  • 654321
  • 555555
  • 3rjs1la7qe
  • google
  • 1q2w3e4r5t
  • 123qwe
  • zxcvbnm
  • 1q2w3e
by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.