Top 20 most common passwords of all time revealed: ‘123456,’ ‘princess,’ ‘qwerty'

Top 20 most common passwords of all time revealed: ‘123456,’ ‘princess,’ ‘qwerty

Last summer, SmartPlanet colleague John Dodge posted details on the 500 worst passwords of all time.
Now, Imperva has released a list of the 20 most commonly used (and therefore worst) passwords, culled from a hacking incident that took place in December at, a photo-sharing and slideshow site. Reportedly, 32 million usernames and passwords were breached. ( issued a statement indicating that it temporarily shut down its platform after the incident, and now employs encryption technology.)
Imperva posted a summary of the passwords, along with advice on how to create stronger passwords.
The most common passwords are as follows. Is yours among them?
  1. 123456 
  2. 12345
  3. 123456789
  4. Password
  5. iloveyou
  6. princess
  7. rockyou
  8. 1234567
  9. 12345678
  10. abc123
  11. Nicole
  12. Daniel
  13. babygirl
  14. monkey
  15. Jessica
  16. Lovely
  17. michael
  18. Ashley
  19. 654321
  20. Qwerty
It’s notable how many people apparently use their first names as passwords. Notice how also, in the case of no. 7, the password is simply the name of the site.


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