Use these 25 passwords to make sure you get hacked… oh wait!

Cool post from on the runaway most-popular passwords… and therefore the ones hackers try first.


  • 123456
  • password
  • 12345
  • 12345678
  • qwerty
  • 1234567890
  • 1234
  • baseball
  • dragon
  • football
  • 1234567
  • monkey
  • letmein


  • abc123
  • 111111
  • mustang
  • access
  • shadow
  • master
  • michael
  • superman
  • 696969
  • 123123
  • batman
  • trustno1


So about the title of this post: yeah, don’t choose any of these.  Also, pro-tip: computers are fast and sorted lists of the thousand most popular passwords are easily obtained so when possible pick a good one that’s easy to remember but hard for computers to guess (four or more random words in one or more languages is good, for example (though just an example, “elbow Lucerne brown elegante” works well.)

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