Everything today is related to the internet and the multiple logins and signups and the most important essential things that keeps this all intact and protected is the password. While many of us just put in whatever initials we want to or sometimes just act lazy and put up things that are easily known about us and can be easily guessed. A top security company recently unveiled a list of top 100 worst passwords of 2017 and a lot of the common ones were there on the list. Surprisingly a lot of these are easily ‘hackable‘. Check out if your password falls on this list.
#The common numbers
The usual common passwords have been the numbers. Be it “123456789” or “12345678”, 5 of the top 10 passwords are the numbers from 1 to 10 thus making them easier to crack.
This one is the no. 1 on the list and deserves an ovation. This the worst password of all. Well, there are other things than numbers too have a look further.
If someone happens to tell you their password is the word ” password” itself, you might think they are witty. But not anymore this password is very common and ranks 2nd on the list of worst passwords.
The next on the list is “qwerty”. Although it might be easy to type and remember it sure isn’t the best alternative for a password. It is the 4th on the list of worst passwords.
“letmein” is 7th on the list of bad passwords. Even though you thought it as good but seems like a lot of people think that too making it among the top 10 on the list.
This came as no surprise because it is one of the most beloved sport and thus makes it on the list too. Pretty much predictable eh?
Ok back then it might sound cheesy only if you were disclosing your password to your crush or better half but beware your password just hit the list making it more hackable.
11th on the list is “admin”. And there is no guessing it comes from the offices. You really think it is secure?
You might think that it is a pleasant way of welcoming your guests when you tell them your wifi password which is a quite essential thing these days but this one ranks 12 on the list so you better think of a better password.
This came as a total surprise but it ranks 13th on the list.
Even though you think this one is simple but it is on the list. So if “login” is on your list make sure you change it.
The news has hit hard for all the star wars fans. “starwars” ranks 16th on the list and is surely a bad choice for a password.
We are glad to mention some other passwords which have been called the worst ones in 2017. “hello”, “whatever”, “asshole”, “lakers”, “mercedes” are some other examples from the list! Hope your password didn’t land in the list.