14% of people use just one of 10 passwords. 40% of all passwords fall into the top 100 list, 91% fall into the top 1,000, and 98.8% in the top 10,000. That’s according to data accumulated by Mark Burnett from a collection of over 6 million unique username/password combinations he’s collected over the years.
Some more interesting figures:
- 4.7% of users have the password password
- 8.5% have the passwords password or 123456
- 9.8% have the passwords password, 123456 or 12345678
The top 20 passwords:
Or if you prefer a graphical representation, (shown small at the top of this posting), click here to see how they look in high-res a tag cloud.