The 25 Most Hacked Passwords of 2019

Okay, admit it, you’ve probably used a “hackable” password on at least one occasion in your digital life. The temptation to create something quick and easy to remember has gotten the best of us all, at one point or another.

That may explain why so many people still use bad passwords even when they know better. According to SplashData’s “50 Worst Passwords of 2019,” many extremely weak passwords seem to remain constantly popular. For example, “123456,” has been one of the most commonly used and pilfered passwords for at least half a decade.

Other passwords that made the top 10 list were “12345678,” “12345,” “qwerty,” “111111,” and “123123,” a sign that people can’t seem to resist creating weak passwords via the number and letter keys on their keyboards.

Although many computer programs now prevent users from creating simple passwords, older programs and some websites still let people create weak passwords that can be easily hacked. Still, devising a password that’s complex and secure yet easy to remember can oftentimes feel like an impossible brain teaser, especially when experts recommend using a different password for each site.

SplashData’s annual round-up is based on five million passwords that were leaked online and found in data breaches throughout the year. 

Here are SplashData’s most popular, least secure passwords of 2019.

1. 123456
2. 123456789
3. Qwerty
4. Password
5. 1234567
6. 12345678
7. 12345
8. Iloveyou
9. 111111
10. 123123
11. abc123
12. qwerty123
13. 1q2w3e4r
14. admin
15. qwertyuiop
16. 654321
17. 555555
18. lovely
19. 7777777
20. welcome
21. 888888
22. princess
23. dragon
24. password1
25. 123qwe

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