The 50 Most Common Passwords You Should Never Use

Guys, you really, really need to get more creative.

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In today's day and age, having a weak password is pretty much like leaving your front door unlocked. You're essentially inviting people to scam you, steal your identity, or (at the very least) send you droves of spam.

Of course, following the recommended guidelines and having a different password for every one of your sites seems like an impossible task, especially now that getting your own email account feels like hacking the database of a military compound (seriously, why do I have to do so much to convince my computer that I'm a human being?). But it pays to not be lazy, because scammers are only getting smarter.

Recently, Have I Been Pwned, a website that allows users to enter their password in order to find out if they have previously been compromised by data breaches, compiled a list of the 50 most common passwords that have been exposed to breaches. If you spot yours, or one very similar to yours, on this list—whether it's for your email, your banking account, or anything else—then you want to change it asap. And for more great cyberspace security tips, check out This Is the Safest Way to Store Your Passwords.

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123456

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2
123,456,789

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3
qwerty

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4
password

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5
111111

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12,345,678

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7
abc123

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password1

divorce secrets

9
1234567

save money on clothes
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10
12,345

words that reveal age, Pick-Up Lines So Bad They Might Just Work
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11
1234567890

Mac laptop email signature

12
123,123

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0

funniest facts
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14
iloveyou

man looking at computer shocked
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15
1234

save money on clothes
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1q2w3e4r5t

Woman typing on computer
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qwertyuiop

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18
123

Backing up documents
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19
monkey

save money on clothes
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20
123456a

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21
dragon

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22
123,321

woman on laptop
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23
654321

woman at computer Life Easier
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24
666,666

Women Typing Life Easier
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25
homelesspa

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26
1qaz2wsx

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27
myspace1

Work/play Common Regrets
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121,212

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123qwe

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a123456

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1q2w3e4r

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123abc

men checking passwords Life Easier
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qwe123

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7,777,777

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target123

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36
tinkle

leaving email messages increases productivity
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37
1g2w3e4r

higher energy person
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gwerty

leaving your OOO on makes you feel like you're on vacation

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zag12wsx

secretly hilarious things

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gwerty123

man on laptop Life Easier

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qwerty123

Couple on Laptop

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qwerty1

working woman Bad Dating Marriage Tips
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43
222222

Entrepreneurs working on a laptop

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zxcvbnm

ember mug, unusual gifts

45
987654321

higher energy person
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46
555,555

power off, laptop, tech, better husband

47
asdfghjkl

save money on clothes
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112233

50 funniest facts

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1q2w3e

Laptop, working

50
123123123

woman looks at phone shock disbelief
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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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