Check out the list of the 25 most hacked passwords in 2018

The best solution to secure our personal data on the Internet is to choose different passwords. But faced with the accumulation of passwords requested by our bank, our mailbox or our Facebook account, it is sometimes difficult to link inspiration and security. To help us, SplashData publishes each year the list of passwords not to use or not anymore!

A list of 5 million of the most hacked passwords in 2018


According to SplashData, we have trouble learning from our mistakes. Despite the many scandals linked to the theft of personal data, the company, which specializes in password management solutions, has found that Internet users continue to use the same predictable and easily remembered passwords. Combinations that are within the reach of any dishonest hacker.


President Trump among the most hacked passwords


To better understand our mistakes, SplashData evaluated 5 million leaking passwords. At the top of the most pirated combinations, the company has identified the famous digital suites that are already known to be insecure: “123456”, “123456789”, “12345”, “111111”, “654321”, “666666”… At the top of the ranking, we also find the words “football”, “welcome” or “princess”. Also chase away standard passwords such as “admin”, “password”, or “qwerty”. Finally, President Trump makes a sensational entry into this blacklist. “Donald” is the 23rd most hacked password in 2018.

SplashData estimates that nearly 10% of Internet users used at least one of the 25 hacked passwords on this year’s list and nearly 3% used the worst password: 123456.


SplashData’s list of the worst passwords of 2018:


  1. 123456 (Same place)
  2. password (Same place)
  3. 123456789 (+3)
  4. 12345678 (-1)
  5. 12345 (Same place)
  6. 111111 (New entry)
  7. 1234567 (+1)
  8. sunshine (New entry)
  9. qwerty (-5)
  10. iloveyou (Same place)
  11. princess (New entry)
  12. admin (-1)
  13. welcome (-1)
  14. 666666 (New entry)
  15. abc123 (Same place)
  16. football (-7)
  17. 123123 (Same place)
  18. monkey (-5)
  19. 654321 (New entry)
  20. !@#$%^&* (New entry)
  21. charlie (New entry)
  22. aa123456 (New entry)
  23. donald (New entry)
  24. password1 (New entry)
  25. qwerty123 (New entry)

After consulting the passwords not to use, how to make a secure password?

The answer thanks to our infographic: “How to create a secure password”.


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Victoria K.
Journaliste chez PlanetHoster
Pour la petite histoire, j’ai été formée au journalisme en France. Ma formation terminée, j’ai travaillé pour la presse WEB avant de me lancer dans le monde audiovisuel où j’ai enquêté et réalisé des documentaires pour la télévision française.