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The Worst Passwords of 2020

The worst passwords of the year have become a tradition. Do you remember, in 2019, we published a ranking of the 100 most unsuccessful passwords? 2020 will be no exception, especially since experts have analyzed more than 5 billion leaked passwords, and there is a lot to be surprised about.

 

Some introductions

Experts conducted the first password study in 2017, and since then have analyzed 33.3 billion username/password pairs. Where does the data come from? The sources are various communities that deal with recovering passwords from hashes (e.g. hashes.org) and underground forums where mass leaks are posted to the public access. Further, the data is cleaned up from blank and repetitive entries, and auto-generated passwords are removed.

 

Major leaks 2020

Before we move on to the ranking, it’s worth remembering the biggest leaks of the year. The experts have stressed that the numbers in the list below are not the size of the leak, but the number of “decrypted” passwords available at the time of this study. And so, let’s move on to the list:

 

68 million – virtual pet community Neopets.com

53 million – social network Netlog.com

48 million online community for writers and readers Wattpad.com

42 million – photo-sharing service Fotolog.com

33 million – Livejournal.com social network

 

Password hit parade

Now we move on to the hit parade of passwords and logins. For your convenience, we have divided them into categories. If you happen to find yours on the list, the best thing to do is to change it immediately.

 

 

The 10 most popular passwords from leaks in 2020:

 

  • 123456
  • 123456789
  • 111111
  • Password
  • 12345678
  • 123123
  • 12345
  • 1234567
  • 000000
  • 1234567890

 

 

The 10 most popular passwords containing only letters:

  • qwerty
  • password
  • qwertyuiop
  • iloveyou
  • asdasd
  • zxcvbnm
  • qazwsx
  • dragon
  • asdfghjkl
  • monkey

 

 

The 10 most popular passwords containing letters, numbers and special characters:

 

 

The 10 most popular Cyrillic passwords:

  • йцукен
  • пароль
  • я
  • любовь
  • привет
  • наташа
  • максим
  • люблю
  • марина
  • андрей

 

 

The 10 most popular passwords related to the coronavirus and pandemic:

  • covid19
  • корона
  • epidemic
  • COVID19_Access
  • Covid19
  • pandemic
  • covid-19
  • coronavirus
  • COVID19
  • covid2020

 

 

The 10 most popular passwords of all time:

  • 123456
  • 123456789
  • qwerty
  • 12345
  • password
  • 12345678
  • qwerty123
  • 1q2w3e
  • 111111
  • 123123

 

 

Now let’s move on to logins and email addresses.

 

The 10 most popular domains:

  • yahoo.com
  • gmail.com
  • com
  • ru
  • ru
  • ru
  • ru
  • com
  • aol.com
  • bk.ru

 

The 10 most popular names:

  • info
  • admin
  • office
  • mail
  • contact
  • sales
  • adam
  • webmaster
  • john
  • chris

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