The Worst Possible Passwords

Struggling to think of a password to protect your admin system. Well, here’s a list of passwords that you certainly do not want to be using! All of these have been gathered from recording what hackers are using when trying to get access to this blog!

All of these have been attempted using the user id “Admin”, “Administrator” or “13weekchallenge.co”. So, it spells out how vital it is not to use an obvious userid for your signon. Make both of these difficult to guess and you should have made you site far safer. Have a look over my other blog security best practices and if you want to know how I’ve gathered this list, just see the previous post (security plugins).

Some of these listed below have been tried by different hackers on 3 occasions in the last few nights. If my security plugins didn’t block them out then I might just find an even bigger list of attempted break-ins but if your passwords follow any obvious patterns such as the below change them now!

  • website name, with and without the suffix (e.g. 13weekchallenge & 13weekchallenge.co.uk)
  • 111111
  • 111222
  • 121212
  • 123321
  • 1234
  • 1234554321
  • 123456
  • 1234567
  • 12345678
  • 123456789
  • 1234567890
  • 159357
  • 159753 (look at this on a numeric keyboard to see why it might be chosen)
  • 1q2w3e4r5t
  • 1qaz2wsx
  • 55555
  • 654321
  • 666666
  • 7777777
  • 987654321
  • admin
  • admin123
  • adminadmin
  • administrator
  • admadm
  • andrey (no idea on this one!)
  • changeme
  • genius
  • kirill
  • ktutylf
  • maksim
  • nurik
  • password
  • qazwsxedc
  • qwer1234
  • qwert12345
  • qwerty
  • qwerty123456
  • qwertyuiop
  • www
  • ssassa
  • zxcasd
  • zxcvbn
  • zxcvbnm
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