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Top Compromised Passwords of 2022

The passwordless future has not arrived yet. Until then, we are stuck with one of the most challenging features of modern life – password management. Because so many people reuse passwords, criminals harvest as many credentials as possible to sell to other criminals to enable ransomware attacks and data theft. 

20 top compromised passwords in 2022

RankPassword
1123456
212345678
3admin
4a11111
5123456789
6password
71234
812345
9secret
10111111
11123
121234567890
13Password
141
15admin123
161234567
17123123
18user
19[email protected]
20root

There aren’t any surprises in the top 20 compromised passwords.

Tips for stronger passwords

Thankfully, ZeroFox does not collect data on only compromised plaintext passwords. Many of the credential dumps we ingest into the ZeroFox platform are hashed. In an increasing number of cases, we collected salted hashes that even we cannot crack. Unfortunately, many of the unsalted hashes we collected are well known and easily crackable. 

To keep your passwords safe and protect your data, here are a few tips:

  • For system administrators: we encourage you to store user credentials using the strongest possible hashing algorithm and salting those hashes. 
  • For users: Length and uniqueness are key. Password managers, whether the built in password managers in modern browsers or commercially available options, are the best way to ensure if one credential is compromised your whole digital life isn’t at risk. 
  • For security teams: it’s wise to have a threat intelligence service continually scouring the Underground Economy for your employees and customer’s compromised credentials.

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