Here are the top 200 worst passwords of 2020

The top 200 worst passwords of 2020 are now available. Like every year, the timeless 123456 tops the ranking. Among the favorite themes Internet users find entertainment, profanity, first names or number sequences. If you made the mistake of using one of the passwords from this top, we explain how to choose a real code to secure your accounts.

On November 17, NordPass, a password manager launched in 2019, published the list of the 200 most common passwords of the year 2020. Not surprisingly, we find essentially the same passwords as in the top 100 of 2019 or the top 25 of the year 2018.

“The majority of people use simple, easy-to-remember passwords because they are the most convenient. But the problem is that most memorable passwords are also very vulnerable to hacking ” warns NordPass. Obviously, the firm advises you to opt for a password manager to make your life easier.

The 200 passwords you shouldn’t use

In the top 10, we thus find the timeless 123456, 123456789, password or 1234567890. According to NordPass, it takes on average less than a second for a hacker to guess these passwords. Indeed, a hacker will first start by using the most common codes to try to enter your account. By choosing a password that can be found in the list below, you facilitate the work of hackers. Yet 2,543,285 Internet users still use 123,456 to protect their online accounts.

  1. 123456
  2. 123456789
  3. picture1
  4. password
  5. 12345678
  6. 111111
  7. 123123
  8. 12345
  9. 1234567890
  10. senha
  11. 1234567
  12. qwerty
  13. abc123
  14. Million2
  15. 000000
  16. 1234
  17. iloveyou
  18. aaron431
  19. password1
  20. qqww1122
  21. 123
  22. omgpop
  23. 123321
  24. 654321
  25. qwer123456
  26. qwer123456
  27. 123456a
  28. a123456
  29. 666666
  30. asdfghjkl
  31. ashley
  32. 987654321
  33. unknown
  34. zxcvbnm
  35. 112233
  36. chatbooks
  37. 20100728
  38. 123123123
  39. princess
  40. jacket025
  41. avoid
  42. 123abc
  43. 123qwe
  44. sunshine
  45. 121212
  46. dragon
  47. 1q2w3e4r
  48. 5201314
  49. 159753
  50. 123456789
  51. pokemon
  52. qwerty123
  53. Bangbang123
  54. jobandtalent
  55. monkey
  56. 1qaz2wsx
  57. abcd1234
  58. default
  59. aaaaaa
  60. soccer
  61. 123654
  62. ohmnamah23
  63. 12345678910
  64. zing
  65. shadow
  66. 102030
  67. 11111111
  68. asdfgh
  69. 147258369
  70. qazwsx
  71. qwe123
  72. michael
  73. soccer
  74. baseball
  75. 1q2w3e4r5t
  76. party
  77. daniel
  78. asdasd
  79. 222222
  80. myspace1
  81. asd123
  82. 555555
  83. a123456789
  84. 888888
  85. 7777777
  86. fuckyou
  87. 1234qwer
  88. superman
  89. 147258
  90. 999999
  91. 159357
  92. love123
  93. tigger
  94. purple
  95. samantha
  96. charlie
  97. babygirl
  98. 88888888
  99. jordan23
  100. 789456123
  101. jordan
  102. anhyeuem
  103. killer
  104. basketball
  105. michelle
  106. 1q2w3e
  107. lol123
  108. qwerty1
  109. 789456
  110. 6655321
  111. nicole
  112. naruto
  113. Master
  114. chocolate
  115. maggie
  116. computer
  117. hannah
  118. jessica
  119. 123456789a
  120. password123
  121. hunter
  122. 686584
  123. iloveyou1
  124. 987654321
  125. justin
  126. cookie
  127. Hello
  128. blink182
  129. andrew
  130. 25251325
  131. love
  132. 987654
  133. bailey
  134. princess1
  135. 123456
  136. 101010
  137. 12341234
  138. a801016
  139. 1111
  140. 1111111
  141. anthony
  142. Yu Gi Oh
  143. fuckyou1
  144. amanda
  145. asdf1234
  146. trustno1
  147. butterfly
  148. x4ivygA51F
  149. iloveu
  150. batman
  151. starwars
  152. summer
  153. michael1
  154. 00000000
  155. lovely
  156. jakcgt333
  157. buster
  158. jennifer
  159. babygirl1
  160. family
  161. 456789
  162. azerty
  163. andrea
  164. q1w2e3r4
  165. qwer1234
  166. hello123
  167. 10203
  168. matthew
  169. pepper
  170. 12345a
  171. letmein
  172. joshua
  173. 131313
  174. 131313
  175. 131313
  176. Sample123
  177. 777777
  178. football1
  179. jesus1
  180. taylor
  181. b123456
  182. whatever
  183. welcome
  184. ginger
  185. flower
  186. 333333
  187. 1111111111
  188. robert
  189. samsung
  190. a12345
  191. loveme
  192. Gabriel
  193. alexander
  194. cheese
  195. passw0rd
  196. 142536
  197. peanut
  198. 11223344
  199. thomas
  200. angel1

Among the 12 themes most popular with Internet users 2020, we find entertainment. Like every year, pop culture-inspired passwords are popular. In the top 200, we can see “superman”, “starwars”, “blink182” or “pokémon”. This year the “Batman” password has lost much of its popularity.

Another source of inspiration popular with users, profanity. NordPass thus lists the very widespread “fuck you” and “fuckyou1”. This year, food is also well represented in the ranking, with the passwords “chocolate”, “cookie” and “cheese”.

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How to choose a good and secure password?

To choose a good password that is really secure, NordPass recommends “Avoid using dictionary words, number combinations or strings of adjacent key combinations”. Obviously, this precaution requires taking into account the arrangement of the keys of an AZERTY keyboard and a QWERTY keyboard.

More generally, we advise you to‘Avoid the most classic patterns, with a capital letter at the beginning and a symbol placed at the end. Instead, opt for a long and complex code, which mixes punctuation, symbols, numbers and letters. For best results, feel free to rely on a password generator like LastPass or DashLane. For security, change your password on a regular basis.

NordPass advises Internet users to choose a unique password for each of their accounts. Unfortunately, 59% of Internet users still use the same code for all their accounts, reveals a study by Lab42 published in 2017. Thus, a hacker who manages to obtain your Facebook credentials is able to penetrate all of your online accounts.

Are you really using one of the passwords on this list? Are you going to change all of your codes after reading this article? What’s the worst password you’ve ever used? We await your opinion and your testimony in the comments.

Source: NordPass

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