‘Blink182’ And ‘cowboys1’ Are Some Of The Most Commonly Hacked Passwords

April 23, 2019

If we’re being honest, passwords are kind of a pain in the butt these days. Websites and apps make us put together such difficult combinations of upper and lower case numbers, letters and symbols...and of course we’re also told to never use the same password for multiple accounts.

So is it really shocking that people use insanely easy passwords to keep up with them all?

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) conducted a survey to find the most vulnerable passwords, and boy do people love sports teams!

The most popular NFL team nickname password is “cowboys1.” The most common fictional name is “superman” and “blink182” is the most common musician.

“Iloveyou,” “monkey” and “dragon” are some of the really easy passwords that were in the top 20...meanwhile, the top 10 most common passwords is still made up of mostly easy-to-follow number combinations on the keyboard:

1) 123456
2) 123456789
3) qwerty
4) password
5) 111111
6) 12345678
7) abc123
8) 1234567
9) password1
10) 12345