What weak password is popular among hundreds of thousands of Internet users?

Answer: 123456

by News Staff / September 9, 2016

A 2012 breach of music streaming site Last.fm exposed the passwords and email addresses of more than 43 million users. Leaked Source decrypted the data to demonstrate just how bad the average person is at choosing a strong password.

More than a quarter million users chose the password "123456," and more than 92,000 used "password." Other popular passwords included:

  • lastfm
  • 123456789
  • qwerty
  • abc123
  • abcdefg
  • 12345
  • 1234
  • music
  • last.fm

A breakdown of the top 50 most popular passwords exposed by the breach can be found at Leaked Source.