No matter how many times we are told we need to come up with long complicated passwords to protect our personal data, too many of us are still using common, and very very bad, passwords, putting all of our information at risk.
Well, SplashData has come out with their annual list of the Top 100 worst passwords of the year, and many of the obvious passwords made the list, with “123456” at number one, followed by “password,” the fifth year in a row they've held the one and two spot. Coming in third is “123456789.” And our president is responsible for a new entry to the list this year, with “Donald” making the list for the first time at 23.
And if you think nobody in their right mind would still be using these passwords, think again. The company estimates that about 3% of people still use “123456,” with 10% of people using the Top 25 passwords on the list.
Top 10 Worst Passwords of 2018(click here for the complete list)