Security application organization SplashData evaluated more than five million leaked passwords shared on the Internet to create its list of the top 100 easiest-to-guess passwords of 2018. The organization found that many individuals continue to use the same easy-to-hack passwords.
At number one on its list was "123456," which also took the top spot in 2017. The password "password" kept its position at number two. Other common insecure passwords that remained on the top 25 worst passwords list, also remaining from 2017, include qwerty, admin, iloveyou, welcome, abc123, 123123, football, 123123, monkey, and 12345, 1234567, 12345678, and 123456789.
New to the top 25 list this year were 111111, sunshine, princess, 666666, 654321, charlie, aa123456, password1, qwerty123, and !@#$%^&*. "Worst password of 2018? Survey says '123456'" chicago.suntimes.com (Dec. 15, 2018).