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17/12/2018 5:27 PM IST | Updated 17/12/2018 5:35 PM IST

From '12345' To 'Donald', The 25 Worst Passwords of 2018

Password management company SplashData said it compiled its list of the 100 worst passwords after analysing over 5 million passwords leaked on the internet.

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SplashData, an American security applications company, released its annual list of worst passwords for 2018 last week where ‘donald’ made its debut at number 23. The password management company said it compiled its list of the 100 worst passwords after analysing over 5 million passwords leaked on the internet.

’12345′ and ‘password’ took the top two spots for the fifth consecutive year.

“It’s a real head-scratcher that with all the risks known, and with so many highly publicised hacks such as Marriott and the National Republican Congressional Committee, people continue putting themselves at such risk year-after-year,” SplashData CEO Morgan Slain said in a release. 

“Hackers have great success using celebrity names, terms from pop culture and sports, and simple keyboard patterns to break into accounts online because they know so many people are using those easy-to-remember combinations,” he said.

Check out top 25 worst passwords of 2018 —

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