Here are the 25 most common passwords of 2017:
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.
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