35 Common Passwords You Should Never Use to Log In

passwordSeems like we need to have a password for anything and everything these days, doesn't it? Email, Facebook, Twitter, Groupon, our iPhones. It's great because we feel protected and secure with passwords, but man, it's a lot of stuff to remember -- which is why so many people use the same password, or a variation of, for pretty much everything. Bad idea. But you know what the worst idea of all is when it comes to creating passwords? Using one of these 35.

Here are 35 of the most common passwords (common as in "easy to figure out"). Is yours on the list?

1. 123456

2. qwerty (the keys at the top left of your keyboard in a row)

3. password

4. Your birthday

5. Your dog's name

6. Your kids' birthdays

7. iloveyou

8. abc123

9. sunshine

10. trustno1

11. monkey

12. 123123

13. jesus

14. password1

15. michael

16. 12345678

17. ashley

18. Nicole

19. princess

20. rockyou

21. Daniel

22. babygirl

23. 654321

24. lovely

25. yourfirstname1

26. facebook1

27. letmein

28. charlie

29. dragon

30. 111111

31. welcome

32. shadow

33. football

34. mustang

35. master

Time to change your password? Or are you good? Wait, don't reveal too much!

 

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LostS... LostSoul88

Mine is a mix of upper case, lower case numbers and symbols. 

nonmember avatar April

Mine is a combination of parts of names, special characters and numbers all mixed together

amber... amberdotsmom

Mnemonics - the easiest password system ever.  Just choose a sentence that you can associate with the website and break it down: Password  IpoCFM@L4xD$st8-9tms equals I Post On Cafe Mom At Least Four Times Daily And Sometimes Eight or Nine Times.


Not the best example but the only one I could come up with in ten seconds. Most of the time though you can come up with something that has a pretty good mix and looks like gibberish but you can remember it without much trouble.

nonmember avatar Sophie

I use the state that I was born in as my password. I've had several friend try to jokingly hack my account to various websites, but they never can figure it out. But, this did make me rethink some of my password choices.

mande... manderspanders

Um, in case y'all haven't noticed, I REALLY think your password choice IS THE LEAST OF YOUR WORRIES for online "protection" and "privacy."    If you want to talk about any kind of online protection, why don't you talk about the REALITY of the government collecting our personal online information and the tech companies who either willingly or passively hand it over.   Of all the things you could come up with to blog about on here related to online security, this is what you find to be important?


Yea, because in the big picture, a password doesn't protect ANYTHING.  Wake up, already! 

Megan Johnson

Hehe, wow.  I used Password as my password when I was about 12, I had just gotten my first computer and thought I was really clever. :-p  Now, it seems like you need a combination of upper and lowercase letters, symbols, numbers, hieroglyphics, your first born and the blood of a virgin to get a decent password. :-p

Amanda Pfeiffer

hahahaha yeah well thats a fun list


 

Erica Thoune

well i guess i am off to change my passwords for all of my emails, facebook pages x3, and all other things that i need a password for.


 

Megan... MegansMom09

It would take a hacker trillions of years to crack my passwords. XD

kperras kperras

I have only used one of the passwords above because it was my boyfriends name whwn I was younger. But all of those are pretty obvious. Most people should know not to use these passwords if you are old enough. 

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