Most Common Passwords in 2022

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Most Common Passwords in 2022

The report of the fifteen most common passwords used in 2022 include the following:

  • 123456 – Over 103 million uses
  • 123456789 – Over 46 million uses
  • 12345 – Over 32 million uses
  • qwerty – Over 22 million uses
  • password – Over 20 million uses
  • 12345678 – Over 14.7 million uses
  • 111111 – Over 13.3 million uses
  • 123123 – Over 10.2 million uses
  • 1234567890 – Over 9.6 million uses
  • 1234567 – Over 9.3 million uses
  • qwerty123 – Over 8.9 million uses
  • 000000 – Over 8.3 million uses
  • 1q2w3e – Over 8.2 million uses
  • aa12345678 – Over 8 million uses
  • abc123 – Over 7.1 million uses
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Methodology: The list of passwords was compiled in partnership with a third-party company specializing in data breach research.
They evaluated a database that contained 275,699,516 passwords in total.
Well, that doesn't really clear anything up with respect to the veracity of the data, but it's still a good reminder to think about password use.

Edit: adding up the "over # million use" numbers above yields more than 275 million (the size of the source DB). Something isn't right there...
 
Well, that doesn't really clear anything up with respect to the veracity of the data, but it's still a good reminder to think about password use.
Unless it’s something financial, I am pretty bad/lazy about passwords. Everything seems to require a password and I don’t have the brain bytes to remember many at one time. Double verification where they send a text code to your phone always seems to be a good idea.
 
Double verification where they send a text code to your phone always seems to be a good idea.
If you're on a Mac with texting you can get the verification code in a few seconds - no phone required.
 
If you're on a Mac with texting you can get the verification code in a few seconds - no phone required.
Yeah, I switched over to Apple a while back. It’s pretty nice how my iPad, iPhone, etc. share/talk to each other. They are very inclusive but need to work on diversity.
 
It’s pretty nice how my iPad, iPhone, etc. share/talk to each other.
That's the best feature of the platform. That and I never have to figure out why a video doesn't play for lack of a codec.

It also saves pwds across platforms!
 
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