Spashdata released their list of most commonly used passwords recently.  While I am not sure where all of this data is collected from I can say I see a number of these in the field all the time.

If you have a password on this list, it is a good idea to change it.  If part of your password is on this list you have some soul searching to do.  (I have parts of passwords on this list)

What sort of password should you use?  Well… A strong one.  A strong password as defined by the Default Microsoft Complexity requirements list as:

At least 8 characters, and at least 3 of the following categories.

      • Uppercase letters of European languages (A through Z, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
      • Lowercase letters of European languages (a through z, sharp-s, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
      • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
      • Non-alphanumeric characters (special characters): (~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;”‘<>,.?/) Currency symbols such as the Euro or British Pound are not counted as special characters for this policy setting.
      • Any Unicode character that is categorized as an alphabetic character but is not uppercase or lowercase. This includes Unicode characters from Asian languages.

From:  Password must meet complexity requirements

And Ideally no dictionary words as they make the password simpler to guess.

We also regularly use the password generator included in keypass.

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Keypass can also store these for you.

Please take a look at the list below.  Do you have any passwords on this list?

Please feel free to contact us, and ask any questions you might have.

List of the most common passwords

From: Wikipedia List of the Most Common Passwords

Rank 2011[4] 2012[5] 2013[6] 2014[7] 2015[8] 2016[3] 2017[9] 2018[10]
1 password password 123456 123456 123456 123456 123456 123456
2 123456 123456 password password password password password password
3 12345678 12345678 12345678 12345 12345678 12345 12345678 123456789
4 qwerty abc123 qwerty 12345678 qwerty 12345678 qwerty 12345678
5 abc123 qwerty abc123 qwerty 12345 football 12345 12345
6 monkey monkey 123456789 123456789 123456789 qwerty 123456789 111111
7 1234567 letmein 111111 1234 football 1234567890 letmein 1234567
8 letmein dragon 1234567 baseball 1234 1234567 1234567 sunshine
9 trustno1 111111 iloveyou dragon 1234567 princess football qwerty
10 dragon baseball adobe123[a] football baseball 1234 iloveyou iloveyou
11 baseball iloveyou 123123 1234567 welcome login admin princess
12 111111 trustno1 admin monkey 1234567890 welcome welcome admin
13 iloveyou 1234567 1234567890 letmein abc123 solo monkey welcome
14 master sunshine letmein abc123 111111 abc123 login 666666
15 sunshine master photoshop[a] 111111 1qaz2wsx admin abc123 abc123
16 ashley 123123 1234 mustang dragon 121212 starwars football
17 bailey welcome monkey access master flower 123123 123123
18 passw0rd shadow shadow shadow monkey passw0rd dragon monkey
19 shadow ashley sunshine master letmein dragon passw0rd 654321
20 123123 football 12345 michael login sunshine master !@#$%^&*
21 654321 jesus password1 superman princess master hello charlie
22 superman michael princess 696969 qwertyuiop hottie freedom aa123456
23 qazwsx ninja azerty 123123 solo loveme whatever donald
24 michael mustang trustno1 batman passw0rd zaq1zaq1 qazwsx password1
25 Football password1 000000 trustno1 starwars password1 trustno1 qwerty123