The Most Popular (and Worst) Passwords

A recent study of five million leaked passwords from enterprises in 2016 revealed the most popular ones among users.

Tops on the list was “123456,” which makes up about 4% of the sample set, followed closely by “password.”  In its entirety, the list shows that users continue to favor simplicity and convenience over security of their accounts. (source)

It’s hard to imagine that 4% (!) of users have that one password.  But, as we’ve mentioned before, users tend to be the weakest link when it comes to the security of an organization.

Other passwords that made the list:

  • password
  • 12345
  • 12345678
  • football
  • qwerty
  • 1234567890
  • 1234567
  • princess

With two-factor authentication and a robust solution like GreenRADIUS, the problem of weak passwords is virtually eliminated.  One-time passwords with YubiKeys or Google Authenticator along with GreenRADIUS keep sensitive networks, records, and data secure, even if user passwords are hacked or leaked.  For users and admins alike, GreenRADIUS is both simple and convenient while maintaining a strong security layer for networks, servers, websites, and more.  Contact us today to learn how GreenRADIUS can keep your organization secure.

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