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The 20 most common passwords leaked on the dark web

Lookout, which makes cloud security apps for mobile devices, noted in a December blog post that, on average, 80% of consumers have had their emails leaked onto the dark web. You could easily be among that majority without even knowing it.

Those leaked emails often lead hackers directly to your passwords for other online accounts and identity theft, Lookout said.

Here's the company's list of the 20 passwords most commonly found on the dark web, due to data breaches:

123456
123456789
Qwerty
Password
12345
12345678
111111
1234567
123123
Qwerty123
1q2w3e
1234567890
DEFAULT
0
Abc123
654321
123321
Qwertyuiop
Iloveyou
666666

If you use any of the above passwords for any of your online accounts, you'd be wise to swap them out for something more secure. Cybersecurity experts often recommend picking something longer than the minimum number of recommended characters, and using uncommon characters – like punctuation marks or other symbols – in place of letters and numbers, to make your password harder to guess.

Lookout also noted that the majority of people reuse passwords for multiple accounts, which is a practice you should avoid whenever possible. If hackers can get into one of your accounts, you can at least make it harder for them to get into the rest of them.

You should also figure out which pieces of information about you and your family are publicly available, and avoid using passwords that include that information – including birthdays, anniversaries, names of loved ones and even your hometown.

The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology also recommends screening your passwords against online lists of compromised passwords and using multifactor authentication, among other security tactics.

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/27/most-common-passwords-hackers-leak-on-the-dark-web-lookout-report.html

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My password is password.

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lol

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My password is on there 🤫

My password is password.

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It's ok because yours is in all lowercase - the one in the list has a capital letter. So you're safe.

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Re: The 20 most common passwords leaked on the dark web

lol.

I bet some of the passwords in the list are for throwaway accounts, especially whichever sites allow "0" as a password. A lot of sites won't even allow passwords without a minimum number of digits, and some have requirements (at least one uppercase/lowercase, a number, and/or a symbol).

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Most places I deal with require a minimum of eight characters, numbers and letters. Some require a special character such as @.



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Re: The 20 most common passwords leaked on the dark web

That's what I was saying too, although I meant "special character" when I said "symbol." So those simple passwords in the list are probably mostly for accounts that don't really need security anyway.
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