Millions of user passwords are made publicly available due to leaks every year. The specialists of the NordPass company, which develops a password manager of the same name, studied the data of almost 300 million users and compiled a list of the worst and too simple passwords of 2020.
|Position||Password||Number of users||Time to crack it|
|1.||123456||2,543,285||Less than a second|
|2.||123456789||961,435||Less than a second|
|3.||picture1 (new)||371,612||3 Hours|
|4.||password||360,467||Less than a second|
|5.||12345678||322,187||Less than a second|
|6.||111111||230,507||Less than a second|
|7.||123123||189,327||Less than a second|
|8.||12345||188,268||Less than a second|
|9.||1234567890||171,724||Less than a second|
|10.||senha (new)||167,728||10 Seconds|
|11.||1234567||165,909||Less than a second|
|12.||qwerty||156,765||Less than a second|
|13.||abc123||151,804||Less than a second|
|14.||Million2 (new)||143,664||3 Hours|
|15.||000000||122,982||Less than a second|
|16.||1234||112,297||Less than a second|
|17.||iloveyou||106,327||Less than a second|
|18.||aaron431 (new)||90,256||3 Hours|
|19.||password1||87,556||Less than a second|
|20.||qqww1122 (new)||85,476||52 Minutes|
|21.||123||84,438||Less than a second|
|22.||omgpop (new)||77,492||2 Minutes|
|23.||123321||73,506||Less than a second|
|24.||654321||69,148||Less than a second|
|25.||qwertyuiop||64,632||Less than a second|
Contrary to many tech companies' efforts, including Google, which has recently warned about weak passwords right in the Chrome browser, users continue to use the most common combinations, becoming easy prey for hackers.
123456 is still the most popular password. This notorious combination was considered reliable by 2,5 million users. Throughout the year, NordPass recorded over 23,5 million cases of hacking this password. Interestingly, last year, the leader was an even simpler combination 12345, which took the eighth position in the recent rating. About 188,000 users still use it. Both of these combinations can be hacked in less than a second.
The second place in this rating is taken by the combination 123456789. Picture1 burst into the top 3 this year, and this is the most challenging password in the top 10. It takes three hours to hack it.
NordPass notes that 78% of passwords in the 2020 ranking are new combinations. The complete list of the 50 worst passwords of 2020 according to NordPass can be found here.
Here, you can check out the list of the worst passwords of last year and compare it with this year’s list.