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Worst Passwords of 2020

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

Every couple of years, I'll post the worst passwords. This year's list comes from SecureWorld at https://www.secureworldexpo.co...

Passwords highlighted in BOLD were also on my last published list, 3 years ago, titled Worst Passwords of 2017.

Starting off, here's the #1 worst password for the past 6 years in a row! A round of applause for "123456"!!!

1. 123456

2. 123456789

3. picture1

4. password

5. 12345678

6. 111111

7. 123123

8. 12345

9. 1234567890

10. senha (Portuguese for password)

11. 1234567

12. qwerty

13. abc123

14. Million2

15. 000000

16. 1234

17. iloveyou

18. aaron431

19. password1

20. qqww1122

It's very easy to have random passwords and keep track of them. Use a Password Manager like 1Password, Keeper, or LastPass. All 3 of these contain a random password generator that will also save your password to make logging into websites effortless while keeping your accounts secure. Be sure to turn on Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) where possible. If you have any accounts that aren't using 2FA then stop reading this right now and go activate it!

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