In 2016 the TeamsID company published its annual list of the top 25 most common passwords found on the web, using data leaks. So “password” for a personal password lost its leading position, slipping to the second place, and at the first place now is “123456”.
A list of frequently used passwords shows that many people still prefer to run a risk by using weak, easy-to-guess passwords. Most common passwords in the TOP-10 are “qwerty”, “football” and “login” keep their places for years.
Another interesting aspect of the last year's list, is that there are short numerical passwords, although site administrators are starting to implement strict password policies (minimum length, for example). Still, there are on the list simple and easy-to-guess passwords like “1234” at the 10-th place and “12345” are at the third place.
TOP-25 is the result of millions stolen in 2016 passwords analysis and was intended to promote complex passwords usage. We also hope that such publicity will show how dangerous is to use weak passwords, so more people will start to protect themselves with stronger passwords and stop using same passwords for different sites.