The Weakest Passwords of All Time: Has Yours Made The List?

Although they are the first line of defence against a cyberattack, many people still use weak and easily guessable passwords.

We appreciate that having so many different passwords is a nuisance, but it’s essential to digital safety and security.

If a hacker successfully guesses a password you use for multiple accounts, all of these accounts could be compromised.

Of course, this is bad news if these accounts contain highly sensitive information related to your identity or bank account; as these details could be used to commit further crimes, such as identity theft and fraud.

To help you protect your online accounts, we’ve put together a list of some of the most common passwords used online and how quickly a hacker could crack them.

If yours features on the list, we strongly recommend that you change it immediately.

  • password
  • chelsea
  • 123456
  • 123456789
  • Qwerty
  • 12345678
  • 111111
  • 12345
  • 123123
  • 1234567
  • 1234
  • 1234567890
  • 000000
  • 555555
  • arsenal
  • iloveyou
  • usr
  • love
  • martin
  • xxxxxx
  • hello
  • welcome
  • liverpool

  • thomas
  • daniel
  • michael
  • andrew
  • guest
  • col123456
  • Gizli
  • basketball

  • Mar20lt
  • Luzit2000
  • 823477aA
  • googledummy

  • D1lakiss
  • Groupd2013
  • Liman1000

It appears that passwords featuring sequential strings of numbers and letters remain the most popular choices, despite their insecurity.

Research from NordPass has revealed that in the UK, names of football teams also ranked highly among the most-used passwords of the year.

For example, ‘liverpool’ was the fourth most popular password of the year, while ‘arsenal’, ‘chelsea’, and ‘liverpool1’ were all in the top 15.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, weak passwords are a major vulnerability in protecting against cyberattacks. As seen from our list, many people still use basic and easily guessable passwords, which, unfortunately, can be cracked by hackers in minutes (or sometimes seconds).

If your password has been featured on this list (or is very similar to any listed above) we strongly recommend that you change it to something more secure.

Find out more about choosing a secure password.

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