These Are the Top 10 Most Hacked Passwords

One cybersecurity practice we emphasize time and time again is the importance of using unique, difficult-to-guess passwords. However, the temptation to use an easy password, often repeatedly, can be great when you’re dealing with so many websites. Don’t. Do. It. NordPass recently put together a list of the top 10 most hacked passwords, based on over four terabytes of data
December 21, 2021
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One cybersecurity practice we emphasize time and time again is the importance of using unique, difficult-to-guess passwords. However, the temptation to use an easy password, often repeatedly, can be great when you’re dealing with so many websites. Don’t. Do. It.

NordPass recently put together a list of the top 10 most hacked passwords, based on over four terabytes of data from 50 countries. These poor souls lost their data and privacy, all because they were using passwords like:

1. 123456

2. password

3. 12345

4. 123456789

5. password1

6. abc123

7. 12345678

8. qwerty

9. 111111

10. 1234567

This? This is unacceptable. These passwords are so easy to guess, that your accounts could be on the chopping block within seconds. And if you reuse passwords like this, your other accounts are immediately at risk. Remember the two golden rules here; always use unique, strong passwords that are hard to guess, and save those passwords in a secure password manager.

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