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SkOUT Lists Top 25 Passwords Leaked Online

SkOUT Secure Intelligence recently released a list of the 25 most common passwords that were leaked online last year. The list is fully made up of very weak passwords, which the average threat actor could crack in an instant. The fact that extremely obvious credentials like ‘123456’ and ‘password’ are still so frequently used, points to the shortcomings of relying solely on password authentication for security.

The 25 most common passwords were:

  1. 123456 (Unchanged)
  2. password (Unchanged)
  3. 123456789 (Up 3)
  4. 12345678 (Down 1)
  5. 12345 (Unchanged)
  6. 111111 (New)
  7. 1234567 (Up 1)
  8. sunshine (New)
  9. qwerty (Down 5)
  10. iloveyou (Unchanged)
  11. princess (New)
  12. admin (Down 1)
  13. welcome (Down 1)
  14. 666666 (New)
  15. abc123 (Unchanged)
  16. football (Down 7)
  17. 123123 (Unchanged)
  18. monkey (Down 5)
  19. 654321 (New)
  20. !@#$%^&* (New)
  21. charlie (New)
  22.  aa123456 (New)
  23. donald (New)
  24. password1 (New)
  25. qwerty123 (New)

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