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Never . . . I Mean NEVER Use These Passwords!

bad-passwordWe have seen an extraordinary increase in brute force attacks on websites, in general, and WordPress websites, in particular, in the past year. What is a brute force attack? Essentially, a program (“bot”) scans the web looking for indications of a WordPress website, in this case. Once it’s found a website that uses WordPress it goes to the log-in page which by default is /wp-admin and starts a rapid series of attempts to log-in to the WordPress control panel using the username admin (also, default) and a series of commonly used passwords. It attempts thousands of password combinations and if it is successful will have full access to all the files that run the WordPress application and will have free rein to do whatever nastiness it wants.

Weak passwords are one of the biggest security holes. Whether, for your website or for that matter anywhere else, to many users use weak and unsecure, passwords. Your’e just not that original, things like using “3” instead of “E” is entirely predictable and never under any circumstance is “password” a good password. Your’e not fooling anyone by your ironic, meta-password choice.

After a huge security breach at Adobe, a list surfaced of the 100 most popular passwords used by over 130 million Adobe users and this list closely matches other popular password lists. If you are currently using any of these passwords, run, don’t walk, and immediately change them.

So here is a list of really, weak passwords you should never, under any circumstance, use:

The first word is the password and the number in brackets () is the estimated times it was used.


  • 1. 123456 (1,911,938)
    2. 123456789 (446,162)
    3. password (345,834)
    4. adobe123 (211,659)
    5. 12345678 (201,580)
    6. qwerty (130,832)
    7. 1234567 (124,253)
    8. 111111 (113,884)
    9. 83,411 photoshop
    10. 82,694 123123
    11. 76,910 1234567890
    12. 76,186 000000
    13. 70,791 abc123
    14. 61,453 1234
    15. 56,744 adobe1
    16. 54,651 macromedia
    17. 48,850 azerty
    18. 47,142 iloveyou
    19. 44,281 aaaaaa
    20. 43,670 654321
    21. 43,497 12345
    22. 37,407 666666
    23. 35,325 sunshine
    24. 34,963 123321
    25. 33,452 letmein
  • 26. 32,549 monkey
    27. 31,554 asdfgh
    28. 28,349 password1
    29. 28,303 shadow
    30. 28,132 princess
    31. 27,853 dragon
    32. 27,840 adobeadobe
    33. 27,720 daniel
    34. 27,699 computer
    35. 27,415 michael
    36. 27,387 121212
    37. 26,502 charlie
    38. 25,341 master
    39. 24,499 superman
    40. 24,372 qwertyuiop
    41. 23,417 112233
    42. 23,157 asdfasdf
    43. 22,719 jessica
    44. 22,672 1q2w3e4r
    45. 22,204 welcome
    46. 22,180 1qaz2wsx
    47. 22,143 987654321
    48. 22,103 fdsa
    49. 21,795 753951
    50. 21,449 chocolate
  • 51. 21,383 fuckyou
    52. 21,208 soccer
    53. 21,100 tigger
    54. 20,961 asdasd
    55. 20,581 thomas
    56. 20,578 asdfghjkl
    57. 20,571 internet
    58. 20,331 michelle
    59. 20,268 football
    60. 20,022 123qwe
    61. 19,907 zxcvbnm
    62. 19,825 dreamweaver
    63. 19,818 7777777
    64. 19,237 maggie
    65. 19,129 qazwsx
    66. 19,113 baseball
    67. 18,969 jennifer
    68. 18,879 jordan
    69. 18,470 abcd1234
    70. 18,177 trustno1
    71. 18,108 buster
    72. 18,049 555555
    73. 18,008 liverpool
    74. 17,986 abc
    75. 17,933 whatever
  • 76. 17,717 11111111
    77. 17,706 102030
    78. 17,581 123123123
    79. 17,454 andrea
    80. 17,442 pepper
    81. 17,296 nicole
    82. 17,174 killer
    83. 17,077 abcdef
    84. 16,963 hannah
    85. 16,898 test
    86. 16,616 alexander
    87. 16,535 andrew
    88. 16,526 222222
    89. 16,468 joshua
    90. 16,456 freedom
    91. 16,374 samsung
    92. 16,177 asdfghj
    93. 16,091 purple
    94. 16,073 ginger
    95. 15,962 123654
    96. 15,910 matrix
    97. 15,803 secret
    98. 15,788 summer
    99. 15,752 1q2w3e
    100. 15,637 snoopy1

So what can you do to have better password security? One of the easiest things to do is use a strong password generator.

About Bryan

Bryan

Bryan is one of the founders of bMighty2 and is the COO. Along with being a huge advocate for small businesses his extensive background as a small business consultant gives him a unique insight into small businesses and their unique challenges and needs.

When not steering the ship here at bMighty2 you can find him out with his two daughters chasing them down a mountain either on a mountain bike or on skis.


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