These Are The Top 200 Most Hacked Passwords Of 2019 And You Should Avoid Them! - TECH FOE

These Are The Top 200 Most Hacked Passwords Of 2019 And You Should Avoid Them!

Almost every week, we do hear news of data breaches with most involving cracked or stolen passwords. Despite warnings about poor security habits being preached on the Internet everyday, millions of netizens still fail to pick the right password to protect their data and online credentials.

2019 saw a lot of data breaches that affected billions of netizens. To help Internet users avoid passwords that can be easily cracked, password manager NordPass, in partnership with some independent researchers who requested to stay anonymous, has compiled a list of 200 most common used passwords in 2019.

Mind you, these passwords aren't just common among Internet users alone. They were also leaked in several data breaches this year.

"2019 has seen the most data breaches in history, and those cyber incidents have affected billions of internet users," NordPass said. "Year after year, we see the same passwords at the top of the 'worst passwords' list. Why do people keep on using them?"


Reasons why people keep using weak passwords

The first reason why people still use weak passwords is because they are easier to remember. With so many things on their minds; day to day activities and other things, most people prefer to use weak passwords rather than strain themselves in trying to remember passwords that are long and complex.

"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," NordPass said.

The second reason too is simple; people think they have nothing to hide or nothing that serious that requires them to have a brain cracking password.

"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?", NordPass added.

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The Solution?
  •  Its advised you visit haveibeenpawned.com regularly to check your if your email(s) were affected in any breach(s).
  • Update your password using password generator to help you out with impossible to guess passwords.
  • You can as well use 2FA for an added security to your account. Doesn't matter if its an app, hardware security key, biometric data,etc.
  • Last on the list, use a trusted password manager

Below are the worst passwords of 2019. The list ranks them according to the times that they've been hacked.

Here are the top worst passwords to avoid in 2020
  1. 12345
  2. 123456
  3. 123456789
  4. test1
  5. passwoord
  6. 12345678
  7. zinch
  8. g_czechout
  9. asdf
  10. qwerty
  11. 1234567890
  12. 1234567
  13. Aa12345
  14. iloveyou
  15. 1234
  16. abc123
  17. 111111
  18. 123123
  19. dubsmash
  20. test
  21. princess
  22. qwertyuiop
  23. sunshine
  24. BvtTest123
  25. 11111
  26. ashley
  27. 00000
  28. 000000
  29. password1
  30. monkey
  31. livetest
  32. 55555
  33. soccer
  34. charlie
  35. asdfghjkl
  36. 654321
  37. family
  38. michael
  39. 123321
  40. football
  41. baseball
  42. q1w2e3r4t5y6
  43. nicole
  44. jessica
  45. purple
  46. shadow
  47. hannah
  48. chocolate
  49. michelle
  50. daniel
  51. maggie
  52. qwerty123
  53. hello
  54. 112233
  55. jordan
  56. trigger
  57. 666666
  58. 987654321
  59. superman
  60. 1234567890
The remaining part of the 200 most hacked passwords of 2019 can be found on NordPass blog.

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