NordPass list of 2021's most common passwords

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  1. Aragorn

    Aragorn Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    https://nordpass.com/most-common-passwords-list/

    Click on the link if you want to see the full list of 200. Here are the top 25:

    1) 123456
    2) 123456789
    3) 12345
    4) qwerty
    5) password
    6) 12345678
    7) 111111
    8) 123123
    9) 1234567890
    10) 1234567
    11) qwerty123
    12) 000000
    13) 1q2w3e
    14) aa12345678
    15) abc123
    16) password1
    17) 1234
    18) qwertyuiop
    19) 123321
    20) password123
    21) 1q2w3e4r5t
    22) iloveyou
    23) 654321
    24) 666666
    25) 987654321

    Words used as passwords include:
    38) dragon
    60) football
    61) princess
    69) daniel
    78) samsung
    79) killer
    81) superman
    82) master
    88) ashley
     
  2. Malicia

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    I used to use abc123 and football as passwords for my AOL account but when another email account was hacked I became obsessive about strong passwords. Now I use Keepass and all my important passwords are as long and random as something like vG7"59;})gb"{]mAE-#Fgb!vZ4. I doubt the worlds best software could decipher that.

    Impossible to memorise and a nightmare when I have to log in on a new device like my iPhone but I've not been hacked since.
     
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  3. Myko

    Myko Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Amazing! That's the same combination I have on my luggage!
     
  4. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'm a total convert to 1Password. Probably the most massively useful app I've ever known.
     
  5. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored Hello There! Moderator

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    As long as 80085 and OICU812 are still available I'm golden.
     
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  6. Miller 2.0

    Miller 2.0 The Investigator Premium Member

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    Thankfully none of mine are there. I always try to follow the 4 rules of complexity with passwords.
     
  7. Captain_Nick

    Captain_Nick Vice Admiral Admiral

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    This can't be right. Surely the world has moved away from 123456. How was this list compiled?
     
  8. Amaris

    Amaris Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Just don't tell anybody.

    Same. When I was a teen, I used to have "Jesus" as the password I used on my login in my high school computer science class. Hey, did you know I was an Evangelical Christian? Did you know everyone else at the time knew that? Did you further know what happened multiple times in a single year?

    Ever since then I always have about half a dozen ready to use passwords, ones easy for me to remember, not associated with anything I like, and relatively complex enough to secure my system. I also use KeePass because at this point in my life I've forgotten more than I can remember. It's my favorite, and I love that it works on almost any OS.

    Oh, it's likely correct. Every so often I'll work on a person's computer, and when they have to give me access to their system, about half the time it's a variation of 123456, password, or abcdefg.
     
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  9. Aragorn

    Aragorn Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Do you have a Mac computer? I don't know what this is called or how it works, but one day I discovered that I could copy something from my Mac and paste it on my iPhone. That would make those long passwords easier for you.
     
  10. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I don't know about Keepass, but I use 1Password every day, and it keeps all your passwords (and other stuff) synchronized on all your devices.

    The only password you ever need to remember is the 'master password' that unlocks the whole thing, and even then, you don't usually need that on iOS devices as they use Face ID.
     
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  11. Amaris

    Amaris Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That's essentially KeePass. It's a cross platform password manager. Makes it easy for me to switch back and forth between Linux and Windows without having to need two different password managers. Open source, too, which means you can see what makes it tick in case someone tries to put something shady in the coding.
     
  12. Marc

    Marc Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    or look at something like Bitwarden which is a vault for your passwords that is cross platform. I have it on my PC, phone and iPad so can ascess any passwords rather than making use to the password features on your web browser.

    It's secure and encrypted. Works nicely on my mobile devices where I can use the biometrics to unlock it.
     
  13. Malicia

    Malicia Captain Captain

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    I like how there is no character limit in the password field so I also use it for storing confidential text.
     
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  14. Amaris

    Amaris Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It's easily my favorite password app. Flexible, open source, secure, cross platform, and free, which is my favorite thing.