Top 10 Most Common Passwords

Ahhh, passwords. The heart and soul of our cyber world. Many people don’t ever change their passwords which may be fine unless you see your password on this list. Here is a list of the top 10 passwords (see source below for more information on each password):

10. ‘thomas’ (0.99%) 9. ‘arsenal’ (1.11%) 8. ‘monkey’ (1.33%) 7. ‘charlie’ (1.39%) 6. ‘qwerty’ (1.41%) 5. ’123456′ (1.63%) 4. ‘letmein’ (1.76%) 3. ‘liverpool’ (1.82%) 2. ‘password’ (3.780%) 1. ’123′ (3.784%)

Many of the samples were taken from the UK if that makes any difference. I would agree that many of those are probably the most common in the United States as well, like “password” (last I heard it was the number one but that must have been from a different survey). However, in the United States a password like “liverpool” would probably not be as popular :) .

News Source: Modern Life Is Rubbish

There Are 14 Comments

  1. ‘secret’ was the most common after ‘password’, especialy as a default for Novel networks (that I came into contact with)

  2. some these I would have never even thought of, especially ‘liverpool’. I am not surprised to see ‘password’ as an ISP uses that as the default password for their e-mail accounts.

  3. I’m surprised “admin” isn’t in there considering allot of routers and such have that as the default. The most common passwords I’ve seen tend to be pet names though, so if you know a persons pet… lol

  4. ‘admin’ is one of the common password used..

  5. Middle names are also very common passwords actually! I got into 5 person’s account with middle name of them…

    it’s Cool! isn’t it?

  6. It never ceases to amaze me how insecure some users are on the Internet .It is preferable to use a combination of letters and numbers (Not birthdays ect.).The new norton 360 and some other protection programs include identity safe cards that remember all your passwords and are 98% safe .

  7. “password” is a pretty clever one :D

  8. Awesome blog… True about the passwords… at my place the common password was the first three letters of the name with ’123′ in the end…

  9. Don’t forget test123

    default password at most canadian ISP’s I have troubleshooted for

  10. I know a few people that use their name,spelled backwards. :idea:

  11. Anonymous wrote:
    ’secret’ was the most common after ‘password’, especialy as a default for Novel networks (that I came into contact with)

    I can verify this.. I see secret all the time working with people

    Me-Mo wrote:
    I know a few people that use their name,spelled backwards. :idea:

    Actually, one of the companies i work with, has their companies name backwards hehe, the funny thing, actually, is becaus the password reads so oddley, i’ve found myself remembering it and forgetting more simple ones

  12. I once typed 6 asterisks into a college computer to see what happened. Lol, it accepted it

  13. So how did they get this list? Did they send out a survey asking people to respond with their password? And did they get a large number of responses? I would bet that you could. Actually I got here wondering if there is a list of the top 10,000 or so passwords. The sort of list that a hacker might use for an automatic assualt. It would be useful to be able to search it when trying to choose a simple, but safe password.

Leave Your Comment


Message is the only required field.
Emails are not published.