Most popular passwords of 2019 announced
Researchers who analyzed 500 million passwords leaked as a result of this year’s data breaches listed the most commonly used passwords on the Internet. Here are the most popular passwords of 2019.
In 2019, independent researchers shared a list of the 200 most popular passwords used on the Internet. The list was created by analyzing 500 million passwords leaked as a result of data breaches this year. The top 10 is:
This year’s list is slightly different from last year’s. Last year the most popular password was 123456. This year it has dropped to second place. Every year we see the same passwords at the top of the “worst passwords” list. Why do people still use these passwords?
The main reason for this is that they are easier to remember. Many people prefer to use weaker passwords instead of forcing their minds to remember long and complex passwords.
There are even those who use the same password in all their accounts. This causes all accounts to be automatically compromised if their password is stolen.
If you think you’re using a weak password in your accounts, it may be in your best interest to make it stronger, especially in the days of data breaches.