Check out this list of the 25 most-used, and thus most hackable, passwords of 2017.
SplashData, makers of the password managers SplashID, TeamsID, and Gpass, built their list from over 5 million passwords leaked in data breaches this year.
They estimate that almost 10% of computer users have used at least one of these. They recommend making longer, less obvious passwords, not reusing passwords, and getting a password manager.
“Hackers are using common terms from pop culture and sports to break into accounts online,” says SplashData’s CEO Morgan Slain, “because they know many people are using those easy-to-remember words.”
So don’t make your password starwars, or twinpeaks, or really any piece of popular culture. Use a password manager, and have it generate long, hard-to-guess passwords.
25 Most-Used Passwords of 2017