Самые распространённые пароли



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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. And again. And again. Passwords are important. But this message still fails to reach millions of people who pick “12345” as their password.

Independent researchers, who requested to stay anonymous, compiled and shared with us a list of 200 most popular passwords that were leaked in data breaches just this year. The database is quite impressive — 500 million passwords in total. And if you think that’s a lot of leaked passwords, we have some bad news for you — it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

2019 saw a lot of data breaches that affected billions of internet users. Collections #1-5 alone contained almost 3 billion accounts. With data breaches becoming so commonplace, internet users need to step up their cybersecurity game.

Sports, women’s names, and food

The most popular passwords contain all the obvious and easy to guess number combinations (12345,111111,123321), popular female names (Nicole, Jessica, Hannah), and just strings of letters forming a horizontal or vertical line on a QWERTY keyboard (asdfghjkl, qazwsx, 1qaz2wsx, etc.). Surprisingly, the most obvious one — “password” — remains very popular; 830,846 people still use it.

пароль частота
1. 12345 2812220
2. 123456 2485216
3. 123456789 1052268
4. test1 993756
5. password 830846
6. 12345678 512560
7. zinch 483443
8. g_czechout 372278
9. asdf 359520
10. qwerty 348762
11. 1234567890 329341
12. 1234567 261610
13. Aa123456. 212903
14. iloveyou 171657
15. 1234 169683
16. abc123 150977
17. 111111 148079
18. 123123 145365
19. dubsmash 144104
20. test 139624
21. princess 122658
22. qwertyuiop 116273
23. sunshine 107202
24. BvtTest123 106991
25. 11111 104395
26. ashley 94557
27. 00000 92927
28. 000000 92330
29. password1 92009
30. monkey 86404
31. livetest 83677
32. 55555 83004
33. soccer 80159
34. charlie 78914
35. asdfghjkl 77360
36. 654321 76498
37. family 76007
38. michael 71035
39. 123321 69727
40. football 68495
41. baseball 67981
42. q1w2e3r4t5y6 66586
43. nicole 64992
44. jessica 63498
45. purple 62709
46. shadow 62592
47. hannah 62394
48. chocolate 62325
49. michelle 61873
50. daniel 61643
51. maggie 61445
52. qwerty123 59782
53. hello 59125
54. 112233 58745
55. jordan 58698
56. tigger 57167
57. 666666 56801
58. 987654321 56653
59. superman 56113
60. 12345678910 55414
61. summer 55403
62. 1q2w3e4r5t 55318
63. fitness 55095
64. bailey 54405
65. zxcvbnm 53307
66. fuckyou 52997
67. 121212 52684
68. buster 51495
69. butterfly 51413
70. dragon 50640
71. jennifer 50602
72. amanda 50560
73. justin 50294
74. cookie 49712
75. basketball 49556
76. shopping 49085
77. pepper 48564
78. joshua 48230
79. hunter 47430
80. ginger 47404
81. matthew 47207
82. abcd1234 47064
83. taylor 46375
84. samantha 46353
85. whatever 46339
86. andrew 46083
87. 1qaz2wsx3edc 45643
88. thomas 45317
89. jasmine 45190
90. animoto 44940
91. madison 44183
92. 0987654321 44175
93. 54321 43912
94. flower 43696
95. Password 43430
96. maria 43177
97. babygirl 43037
98. lovely 42897
99. sophie 42889
100. Chegg123 42542
101. computer 42531
102. qwe123 42478
103. anthony 42427
104. 1q2w3e4r 42242
105. peanut 42143
106. bubbles 42142
107. asdasd 42096
108. qwert 41948
109. 1qaz2wsx 41840
110. pakistan 41798
111. 123qwe 41602
112. liverpool 41272
113. elizabeth 41268
114. harley 41084
115. chelsea 40499
116. familia 39996
117. yellow 39726
118. william 39702
119. george 39270
120. 7777777 39071
121. loveme 38797
122. 123abc 38501
123. letmein 38353
124. oliver 38269
125. batman 37973
126. cheese 37956
127. banana 37910
128. testing 37881
129. secret 37784
130. angel 37764
131. friends 37741
132. jackson 37731
133. aaaaaa 37568
134. softball 37556
135. chicken 37250
136. lauren 37151
137. andrea 36940
138. welcome 36723
139. asdfgh 36597
140. robert 35654
141. orange 35594
142. Testing1 35389
143. pokemon 35293
144. 555555 35128
145. melissa 35045
146. morgan 34829
147. 123123123 34721
148. qazwsx 34436
149. diamond 34422
150. brandon 34227
151. jesus 34220
152. mickey 34180
153. olivia 34110
154. changeme 33940
155. danielle 33781
156. victoria 33770
157. gabriel 33679
158. 123456a 33562
159. 0.00000000 33417
160. loveyou 33306
161. hockey 33091
162. freedom 33047
163. azerty 32881
164. snoopy 32792
165. skinny 32682
166. myheritage 32619
167. qwerty1 32560
168. 159753 32365
169. forever 32115
170. iloveu 32043
171. killer 31879
172. joseph 31852
173. master 31667
174. mustang 31619
175. hellokitty 31458
176. school 30905
177. Password1 30871
178. patrick 30821
179. blink182 30756
180. tinkerbell 30739
181. rainbow 30726
182. nathan 30489
183. cooper 30457
184. onedirection 30388
185. alexander 30078
186. jordan23 29874
187. lol123 29832
188. jasper 29813
189. junior 29502
190. q1w2e3r4 29368
191. 222222 29362
192. 11111111 29291
193. benjamin 29288
194. jonathan 29279
195. passw0rd 29267
196. 0123456789 29110
197. a123456 29103
198. samsung 29073
199. 123 29068
200. love123 29064

 

Why has nothing changed?

Year after year, we see the same passwords at the top of the “worst passwords” list. Why do people keep on using use them?

The first reason is that they are easier to remember. Simple as that – most people prefer to use weak passwords rather than strain themselves by trying to remember long, complex ones. Unfortunately, it also means they use the same one for all their accounts. And if one of them ends up in a breach, all other accounts are automatically compromised too.

Second — they think they have nothing to hide. However, you lock your door when you leave the house. Even if there’s nothing valuable inside, you still wouldn’t like strangers going through your personal belongings. So why not apply the same logic to your online life?

You might not have anything to hide, but what if you end up locked out of all your accounts – email, the file storage where you keep all your photos, social media, etc.? Imagine having to pay thousands of dollars in ransom to regain access. A weak password is a disaster waiting to happen, so take action to stop it before it’s too late.

The solution

You can easily avoid these problems by maintaining good password hygiene.

  1. Go over all the accounts you have and delete the ones you no longer use. If a small, obscure website ends up breached, you might never even hear about it. You can use haveibeenpawned.com to check if your email was ever in a breach.

  2. Update all your passwords and use unique, complicated ones to safeguard your accounts. Employ a password generator to make sure they are impossible to guess. To see if any of your current passwords were ever exposed online, head over to our password strength checker.

  3. Use 2FA if you can. Whether it’s an app, biometric data, or hardware security key, your accounts will be much safer when you add that extra layer of protection.

  4. Set up a password manager. NordPass is easy to use, it syncs across all our devices, and you don’t have to worry about your passwords ending up in the wrong hands. You will only need to remember one master password and forget about the rest. NordPass will do the work for you.

  5. Make sure to check your every account for suspicious activities regularly. If you notice something unusual, change your password immediately.

Data is getting more and more valuable. So as breaches continue to happen to large companies, like Microsoft, Yahoo, and Facebook, users need to protect their data themselves. So, all the Michelles from Liverpool who like sunshine and dragons, please change your passwords right now.