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The Most Common Passwords of 2017 Revealed!

 Wondering how secure your passwords are? Well, for starters, it would be a good sign if they're not on the list of 2017's most common passwords. SplashData, a password solutions company, recently published a list of the world's most popular passwords, based on data acquired from passwords that were leaked by hackers over the course of the year. Want to find out what they are? Read on and find out!
 
 

Here are the 25 most common passwords of 2017:

1. 123456

2. Password

3. 12345678

4. qwerty

5. 12345

6. 123456789

7. letmein

8. 1234567

9. football

10. iloveyou

11. admin

12. welcome

13. monkey

14. login

15. abc123

16. starwars

17. 123123

18. dragon

19. passw0rd

20. master

21. hello

22. freedom

23. whatever

24. qazwsx

25. trustno1

 

As you can see from this list, the usual suspects for common weak passwords are still in use in 2017, such as '123456,' 'Password,' and 'qwerty.' In fact, SplashData actually estimates that at least 10% of the world's population has used one of these terrible passwords at some point in their lives. They also estimate that around 3% of the population have used '123456,' which is considered to be the worst password in the history of bad passwords.

Interestingly, 'starwars' is a new addition to the list, and has gained popularity due to the latest installment of the Sci-Fi franchise that was released this year. SplashData CEO, Morgan Slain, says that "unfortunately, while the newest episode may be a fantastic addition to the Star Wars franchise, ‘starwars’ is a dangerous password to use. Hackers are using common terms from pop culture and sports to break into accounts online because they know many people are using those easy-to-remember words.”

By publishing this list online, SplashData hopes to encourage more people to use strong passwords more frequently and to take extra precautions when it comes to performing any online activity.

Want to know how to create a secure password? Click here to read our simple guide, which will keep you and your credit card details safe online.

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