Every security and online company on the market is trying to educate users to use strong passwords. By strong password it is generally meant 8 characters, including at least one number, one upper case and one special character like ‘@’, ‘!’, ‘#’ etc. Unfortunately people are still using really simple and stupid passwords. Even worse they are using the same stupid password for all their online accounts.

In July 2015, Ashley Madison – an online dating service for people who are married, was hacked and all user data has been lately released to public. Avast researches analyzed the data and published the list of top 20 most common used passwords. All of them are really stupid.

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. 1234
  5. pussy
  6. 12345
  7. dragon
  8. qwerty
  9. 696969
  10. mustang
  11. letmein
  12. baseball
  13. master
  14. michael
  15. football
  16. shadow
  17. monkey
  18. abc123
  19. pass
  20. fuckme

Those users were probably like Fry on the password meme below 🙂

"Not sure which password I used on this site. 123456 or abc123." It was 123456, abc123 is just number 18 on the list

“Not sure which password I used on this site. 123456 or abc123.” It was 123456, abc123 is just number 18 on the list

What is your favorite from the list?

Source: Avast Official Blog

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