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What is the most commonly used (and therefore the weakest) password?

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Asked by SecurityQuizmaster, Last updated: Oct 24, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

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John Adney

Answered Feb 01, 2017

The most commonly used is 123456.

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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Jan 25, 2017

123456

According to recent analysis 123456 is the most commonly used password[1], however; these passwords all appear on Twitters list of 370 banned passwords[2] and should be avoided at all costs! Common passwords are amongst the first passwords to be cracked when under attack. [1] https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7042205/Top-ten-internet-passwords-to-be-avoided.html [2] https://www.businessinsider.com/twitters-list-of-370-banned-passwords-2009-12
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