What Are The Most Common Passwords People Use?

the most common passwords

We all know that spying is traditionally carried out face to face with black outfits and really cool gadgets. However, we are now in a world where if you suspect your partner is cheating on you, the first place you will turn to will be their computer to see if they have been up to no good online. But how do you get in? how do you work out the complicated password they have put onto their device? Well the reality is that the password isn’t as complicated as you think.  Here at Spy A Lot., we have provided you with the most common passwords that are used by people to give you the best attempt at logging in and putting your mind at rest.  




Thinking About The Password You Need To Crack

When thinking about tackling a password is easier to consider the most common categories. You’re most likely to guess a password by understanding the behaviour or type of person who owns the device.  Are they geeky? Are they food lovers, do they swear often? All these need to be taken into consideration when attempting to force entry. You must firstly take this into account before you even look at a keyboard.  Remember certain devices will only give you a limited number of attempts to get in. So do your research.  The most common categories to consider are bulleted below.

  1. Swear Words
  2. Entertainment
  3. Random Stuff
  4. Food
  5. Sports
  6. Names
  7. Numbers
  8. Variations of the word Password.

We will come to the definitive list further down in this post. But It is important to know that in relation to the last category, a huge number of passwords contain the word. Yep, you’ve guessed it Password.  So, when thinking of how to get in. A lot of people plump for the obvious. It is worth a shot. 

In the last survey carried out, here are the most common passwords that we exposed that contained that very keyword.

Position
Password
Number of Users Exposed
1
password
360,467
2
password1
87.556
3
password123
20.835
4
passw0rd
15.972

So as you can see, the likelihood of your cheating partner having a really simple password is actually quite high. It may be worth giving this a go in the first instance, just to see if they are as stupid in tech as they are in relationships.  




The Top 10 Most Common Passwords

We now come onto the top 10 list, here we have found the most common passwords that were exposed last year, some of these were have already covered. But there are some interesting patterns in there. In this list you will see that a lot of the credentials are numbers based, with the only exception being picture 1 and senha, which ironically is password in Portuguese. As you can imagine some of these take little or no time to crack, so if you’re not limited by attempts on a device these are certainly worth a try in the first instance.

Position
Password
Number of Users Exposed
1
123456
2,543,285
2
123456789
961,435
3
picture1
371,612
4
password
360,467
5
12345678
322,187
6
111111
230,507
7
123123
189,327
8
12345
188268
9
1234567890
171,724
10
senha
165,909

Conclusion

Whilst we do not approve of hacking into your partners device to see if they are cheating, we understand why you would need to do it. Hopefully we have made this process a little better to overcome, which will give you a piece of mind quicker. It is also worth thinking about your own passwords and whether they are susceptible to hackers.

Here at Spy a lot we aim to be the number one resource for all things spying and surveillance. Visit our blog for the other articles in our archives to prepare you for any activity you are looking to carry out. Our spy store is also home to  the best spy gadgets online and equipment the internet has to offer.

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