November 30, 2021
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The 25 Passwords Leaked Online in 2018

SkOUT Secure Intelligence has released the top 25 passwords that were leaked online in 2018.

The top 25 included perennial favorites such as ‘123456’ and “password” at number one and two places, respectively, as the most common. This was followed by ‘123456789’, ‘12345678’ and ‘12345’, rounding out the top five. The list also included other obvious passwords such as “admin” and “qwerty”. New entrants to the top 25 obvious passwords include the “Princess” and “Donald”, which SkOUT says is a reference to President Donald Trump.

The 25 most commonly used passwords of 2018

  1. 123456 (Unchanged)
  2. password (Unchanged)
  3. 123456789 (Up 3)
  4. 12345678 (Down 1)
  5. 12345 (Unchanged)
  6. 111111 (New)
  7. 1234567 (Up 1)
  8. sunshine (New)
  9. qwerty (Down 5)
  10. iloveyou (Unchanged)
  11. princess (New)
  12. admin (Down 1)
  13. welcome (Down 1)
  14. 666666 (New)
  15. abc123 (Unchanged)
  16. football (Down 7)
  17. 123123 (Unchanged)
  18. monkey (Down 5)
  19. 654321 (New)
  20. !@#$%^&* (New)
  21. charlie (New)
  22.  aa123456 (New)
  23. donald (New)
  24. password1 (New)
  25. qwerty123 (New)

“A good password is the first line of defence between your data and an attacker, so it is vitally important that you make password security a priority in your personal and business life,” said Skout chief technology officer Jessvin Thomas. “If you are guilty of reusing, rotating, or using notoriously weak passwords, you are making yourself or your business an easy target for attackers.”

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