Even if security experts continue to make awareness campaign, people continue to use bad passwords exposing their data to the risk of hack.
Bad habits are hard to die, 123456 is the most used password for the 5th year in a row followed by “password”.
SplashData published for the 8th year in a row the worst passwords list, the annual report is based on the analysis of more than 5 million leaked passwords.
Below are the 2018 top 10 most used passwords:
“Bad habits die hard, according to SplashData’s eighth annual list of Worst Passwords of the Year. After evaluating more than 5 million passwords leaked on the Internet, the company found that computer users continue using the same predictable, easily guessable passwords.” reads the
press release published by SplashData.
“Using these passwords will put anyone at substantial risk of being hacked and having their identities stolen.”
This year, President Trump appeared for the first time in the list of the worst password with “donald” showing up as the 23rd most frequently used password.
Unfortunately, people are still using celebrity names, terms from pop culture and sports, and simple keyboard patterns, a gift for hackers that can use them to compromise their online accounts.