Most Popular Passwords and PINs for 2019

If you are using one of these passwords or PINs to “secure” your computer, smartphone, or online accounts you are in danger of having your digital life cracked and compromised.  The passwords have been cracked, are on sale on the Dark Web, and will be the FIRST passwords tried by an attacker.  If you are using one of these, please change it now.

The lists that follow were created by analyzing the passwords stolen in the top security breaches of last year.  We have published the most popular password list previously, and thought it might be good to remind our readers again.

The mobile phone PINs shown in the list will unlock 26% of all smartphones.  That means 20 tries, or less, will unlock a quarter of all smartphones.

Want some more bad examples?  Check out the Top 50 from Splash Data



About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at


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