Top 10 worst passwords & how to make yours more secure

Despite all of the major hacks so far in 2024, it appears people still can’t let go of passwords such as ‘admin’ and ‘qwerty’, even though changing them is as easy as abc123 (number 15 on the list).

Needless to say, if your password is found on the list below – you should change it immediately.

Manning Global recommends using 12 characters or more, with mixed types of characters including upper and lower cases.

Passwords represent a critical vulnerability for most businesses today, as employees remain the number one cause of company data hacks.

However, that hasn’t stopped many people from continuing to use easy-to-guess passwords for work and personal accounts, leading to increased risk of security breaches.

In its annual report of the 100 worst passwords of the year, SplashData examined more than 5million passwords leaked during 2022. Last year, ‘football’ came in at number 9 and ‘starwars’ joined the list at number 16. The winner? You guessed it…123456

  • password
  • 12345678
  • qwerty
  • 12345
  • 123456789
  • letmein
  • 1234567
  • football
  • iloveyou

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