15 most common passwords

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May 2 is World Password Day — celebrate by strengthening your passwords.

Step 1? Recognizing when your passwords need some work. SplashData produces an annual list of the worst passwords based on more than 5 million leaked passwords. Here are the top 15 worst passwords of 2018:   

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 123456789
  4. 12345678
  5. 12345
  6. 111111
  7. 1234567
  8. sunshine
  9. qwerty
  10. iloveyou
  11. princess
  12. admin
  13. welcome
  14. 666666
  15. abc123

Other passwords that made the top 100 included "football," "monkey," and for the first time, "Donald."


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