Worst & Most Common Passwords Of The Year 2021 [Change Yours Now]

Make sure to always use a complicated password.


NordPass has released a list of the Top 200 most common passwords. This is an annual list released every year by the password manager company to see the year’s worst passwords. Not much has changed since last year, but it is high time people start focusing on their cybersecurity, especially since cyber attacks have continued to increase in numbers this year.

The most common password is yet again “123456,” the same as last year. Funnily enough, “password” is the 5th most common one on the list and is used by more than 20 million people. Just for comparison, you can also view the top 200 most common passwords of 2020 from here.

The following are the most common passwords used by people in the year 2021. In contrast, hackers can crack almost all of the top 200 passwords in less than a second. However, some took 3 hours to crack, such as myspace1 (rank 54), 1g2w3e4r (rank 103), gwerty123 (rank 104), and michelle (rank 123).

The reason for using such simple passwords can be to remember them better. In this case, it is way better to use a password manager, which can be quite convenient and secure at the same time. The list also includes some odd and funny passwords such as:

  • iloveyou (rank 22)
  • dragon (rank 38)
  • monkey (rank 41)
  • princess (rank 61)
  • computer (rank 67)
  • samsung (rank 78)
  • killer (rank 79)
  • master (rank 82)
  • pokemon (rank 111)
  • welcome (rank 120)
  • hello (rank 126)
  • naruto (rank 135)
  • letmein (rank 152)
  • secret (rank 154)
  • xxx (rank 200)

Top 20 Worst and Most Common Passwords Of 2021

RankPasswordTime to crackUsed by
1123456Less than 1 Second103,170,552
2123456789Less than 1 Second46,027,530
312345Less than 1 Second32,955,431
4qwertyLess than 1 Second22,317,280
5passwordLess than 1 Second20,958,297
612345678Less than 1 Second14,745,771
7111111Less than 1 Second13,354,149
8123123Less than 1 Second10,244,398
91234567890Less than 1 Second9,646,621
101234567Less than 1 Second9,396,813
11qwerty123Less than 1 Second8,933,334
12000000Less than 1 Second8,377,094
131q2w3eLess than 1 Second8,204,700
14aa123456782 Seconds8,098,805
15abc123Less than 1 Second7,184,645
16password1Less than 1 Second5,771,586
171234Less than 1 Second5,544,971
18qwertyuiopLess than 1 Second5,197,596
19123321Less than 1 Second5,168,171
20password123Less than 1 Second4,681,010

Improve your security

The reason for using such simple passwords can be to remember them better. In this case, it is way better to use a password manager, which can be pretty convenient and secure at the same time. You can check out our guide for the best free password manager software to use. Users can also even benefit from adding two-factor authentication to their online accounts, especially when it comes to banking or any other kind of financial accounts.

Nalin Rawat

Nalin Rawat

Nalin is a tech writer who covers VR, gaming, awesome new gadgets, and the occasional trending affairs of the tech industry. He has been writing about tech and gaming since he started pursuing Journalism in college. He has also previously worked in print organizations like The Statesman and Business Standard. In his free time, he plays FPS games and explores virtual reality. Reach out to him at @NalinRawat
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