Top 10 Most Common Passwords of 2016


The Keeper Security team analyzed over 10M passwords available on the public web.

They found that the top 10 most popular passwords of 2016, in a decreasing order of popularity, are:

  • 123456
  • 123456789
  • qwerty
  • 12345678
  • 111111
  • 1234567890
  • 1234567
  • password
  • 123123
  • 987654321

At the top of last year’s list was “123456,” which was used by nearly 20% of users!

People are not very creative.

This remains in line with the most popular password from 2015, which was also “123456.” Other popular passwords last year included the usual suspects, like “qwerty,” “11111,” and “password,” all of which have appeared before on similar lists of obvious and overused strings.  And neither “God” nor “sex” is found in the top 25.

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