The Most Common and Vulnerable Passwords of 2017


Passwords are believed to be the most secure codes that protect privacy. Unfortunately, these secure codes are too easy to crack because they are mostly very easy and common.

Keeper is one of the leading secure password manager. This security company has unveiled some of the common passwords used in 2017. The list started with ‘123456’ at the top followed by many easy combinations.

A list under the title of  “The Most Common Passwords of 2016″ was released by Keeper.

RankingPassword
1123456
2123456789
3qwerty
412345678
5111111
61234567890
71234567
8password
9123123
10987654321
11qwertyuiop
12mynoob
13123321
14666666
1518atcskd2w
167777777
171q2w3e4r
18654321
19555555
203rjs1la7qe
21google
221q2w3e4r5t
23123qwe
24zxcvbnm
251q2w3

The results are based on the research work of the team who analyzed more than 10 million passwords. To the surprise one of the easiest combination is ‘123456‘, which people use to protect their accounts and it comes in the list of vulnerable passwords.

It was followed by ‘123456789‘ on the second  and than were ‘qwerty’, ‘12345678’, ‘111111’, ‘1234567890’ and ‘1234567’ on 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 positions respectively.

The word password itself is used as password. It was ranked 8 in the list.

‘18atcskd2w’ was on 15th position in the list.

The Security Researcher, Graham Cluley said,

“These accounts were created by bots, perhaps with the intention of posting spam onto the forums. “

‘google’ was not spared either. It was in the list on 21 st number.

To remember their passwords with ease people use easy passwords  and thus they select sequential characters and digits to create their password but they forget that this is a big risk. All your privacy can be at stake.

How to protect your passwords?

The best way to make your password strong use wide range of letters and numbers. Use upper and lower case letters and even symbols that are allowed so that  your account remains safe. Avoid from these Vulnerable Passwords.

Do not use common dictionary  words as people nowadays use dictionary cracks that give password quicker and near to accurate.

The easy passwords are becoming common because they are difficult to remember. Password generators should be used to enjoy safe surfing.


The Most Common and Vulnerable Passwords of 2017

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