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Learn How Not to Be Cyber-Basic With 2018’s Top 25 Worst Passwords



In a bid to stop people being super-basic when it comes to password protection, SplashData has dropped a list of the 25 worst passwords used in 2018. The list, starting with “123456” and progressing to “welcome,” “admin,” “password1,” and “pleasetakemymoneyandidentity” (we might have made that last one up), is part of the site’s annual attempt to improve people’s cyber-security the following year.

Some of this year’s entries, however, come somewhat out of left field, with “sunshine” arriving at number eight, “princess” at 11, “monkey” at 18, and “charlie” at 21. You would assume these would be used less than more obvious passwords such as “qwerty123,” but apparently not. Peep the list in its entirety below.

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
16. football
17. 123123
18. monkey
19. 654321
20. [email protected]#$%^&
21. charlie
22. aa123456
23. donald
24. password1
25. qwerty123

Are you revisiting some of your password choices after seeing this list? Let us know in the comments.

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