Video: Top 10 Most Popular Passwords

By Jon Phish, Mon 20 April 2015, in category View


It is a very difficult task to create and remember a password. There are tips and tricks for creating passwords, but sometimes people choose to avoid using strong passwords. This allows hackers to use their victim's social media, web e-mail and online retailer accounts. It is important that the passwords chosen for your online accounts are easy for you to remember, but harder for someone else to figure out.

Top10Media released a YouTube video detailing the ten most popular passwords used by people to secure their online accounts. These passwords are badly constructed because they are to easy to crack by an experienced hacker and not complicated enough for a person to figure out. These passwords must not be used under any circumstances, but serve as an example of passwords that should not be used. The following is a list of these badly constructed passwords shown in the video below, ordered by popularity:

  1. 123456
  2. Password
  3. 12345
  4. 12345678
  5. qwerty
  6. 123456789
  7. 1234
  8. Baseball
  9. Dragon
  10. Football

From the list above, the most common password involves the numbers one through nine, in a sequential order. Avoiding sequences like these will ensure that your passwords are harder for hackers to determine. The video below highlights other tips to avoid when creating passwords: