The 25 Worst Passwords of 2018

Have we learned nothing from the numerous hacks and leaks that have occupied headlines recently?

Apparently not.

Password-management company SplashData released its annual list of the 100 worst passwords of the year based on 5 million leaked passwords on the internet. Even with the risks well known, many millions of people continue to use weak, easily-guessable passwords to protect their online information.

As in year’s past, the worst passwords continued to be “123456” and “password.” There were, however, several new entries to this year’s list, like “donald” ranked at number 23, presumably inspired by President Donald Trump.

“Hackers have great success using celebrity names, terms from pop culture and sports, and simple keyboard patterns to break into accounts online because they know so many people are using those easy-to-remember combinations,” said Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData Inc.

Without further ado, here are the top 25 most used and least secure passwords of 2018.

If you don’t see your password here, don’t jump for joy quite yet. Not at least until reviewing SplashData’s “Top 100” list.

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