And the Winner Is? 2018’s List of the Worst Passwords

2018 Worst Passwords

Data Breaches link to Bad Passwords

With all the cyber data breaches happening around the globe some interesting data is coming out of it. One of our favorite lists is the worst passwords of the year and this year didn’t disappoint.

Consequently, cyber criminals don’t have to work very hard with the top five on the list and to be honest it’s shameful.

Furthermore, according to a study by SplashData of more than 5 million passwords leaked on the internet during the course of 2018, it’s no wonder hacking and cyber breaches continue to grow.

Gary Thomas, President of LEAP Managed IT, it goes beyond weak passwords:

“The cyber criminals are taking the business of stealing data more serious than the leadership in those businesses. However, most people have the mindset that a data breach won’t happen to them and that attitude leads to poor protocols, weak or no IT ongoing support and in the bigger picture a loss of revenue.”

Finally, here’s the list of the top-25 worst passwords of 2018 — is yours on the list?

1. 123456

2. password

3. 123456789

4. 12345678

5. 12345

6. 111111

7. 1234567

8. sunshine

9. qwerty

10. iloveyou

11. princess

12. admin

13. welcome

14. 666666

15. abc123

16. football

17. 123123

18. monkey

19. 654321

20. !@#$%^*

21. charlie

22. aa123456

23. donald

24. password1

25. qwerty123

Almost everyone has been in a pinch and scrambling for that quick password reset. Thus, this a good reminder that unfortunately hackers are always searching for ways to gain access to your information.

Lastly, consider changing yours if you have one or more from these list. Finally, cyber security is often taken for granted and the impact of data breached or hacking is quite damaging.  For that reason, consider learning more about cyber security, visit today! 



Patrycja Thomas

Author: Patrycja Thomas

Fortune 500 sales and marketing veteran dedicated to helping small businesses change the world with technology.