Is it ‘123456’? Most likely you answered, “yes”.
The website KeeperSecurity.com just figured out the most common passwords of 2016 by studying 10 million passwords that were revealed in data leaks and hacks.
17% of people were using 123456 . . . that’s one out of SIX people! Which means, in theory, if there are six people who have accounts you’d like to hack into, 123456 should get you into at least one of them.
The rest of the top 10 most common passwords are: 123456789 . . . qwerty . . . 12345678 . . . 111111 . . . 1234567890 . . . 1234567 . . . password . . . 123123 . . . and 987654321.
I’m surprised that websites would still allow you to use these passwords. Usually, I spend a very frustrating 10 mins. trying to meet all the criteria: one CAPS letter, at least 2 numbers, 1 emoticon & your first born child.