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The most commonly used passwords on the internet - Research

The social networking site LinkedIn was the talking point of Infosec community this week because of the data breach of its 117 Million users. The site was initially hacked four years ago, but the results of hack are showing now. The data of its users is up for sales on dark web according to various sources.



This isn't the first time a major internet giant have fallen victim of data breach, which affected its millions of users all over the world. Last year Ashley Madison an online dating website was hacked which have led to the resignation of its CEO and destroyed the marriages of many people.
However, the question is how hackers are able to breach these highly secured websites and gain passwords of millions of users. Yes, mainly it's because of the lack of cyber security steps taken by those organizations, but the users are equally responsible for becoming a victim of these hacking attacks. 

EHacking researchers have seen that most of the passwords that are hacked previously are commonly used around the globe and most people doesn't care if their password isn't secure. The passwords leaked from the latest LinkedIn hack are similar to the hacks of past years. 

We have gathered the list of most commonly used passwords on the internet right now. List also includes the passwords leaked after the LinkedIn hack.  

RankPasswordFrequency
1123456753,305
2linkedin172,523
3password144,458
412345678994,314
51234567863,769
611111157,210
7123456749,652
8sunshine39,118
9qwerty37,538
1065432133,854
1100000032,490
12password130,981
13abc12330,398
14charlie28,049
15linked25,334
16maggie23,892
17michael23,075
1866666622,888
19princess22,122
2012312321,826
21iloveyou20,251
22123456789019,575
23Linkedin119,441
24daniel19,184
25bailey18,805
26welcome18,504
27buster18,395
28Passw0rd18,208
29baseball17,858
30shadow17,781
3112121217,134
32hannah17,040
33monkey16,958
34thomas16,789
35summer16,652
36george16,620
37harley16,275
3822222216,165
39jessica16,088
40ginger16,040
41michelle16,024
42abcdef15,938
43sophie15,884
44jordan15,839
45freedom15,793
4655555515,664
47tigger15,658
48joshua15,628
49pepper15,610

How to create a strong password

Creating a strong password needs the combination of alphabets, numbers, signs. Here are some examples: 

3Hghfwg-09;l or gTHncdsY93]ND 

The most commonly used passwords on the internet - Research Reviewed by Arif Majeed on 9:46 AM Rating: 5

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