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Top 10,000 passwords are used by 98.8% of all users

30/08/2012

Bruteforce hackers

What other facts about passwords are known?

  • 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;
  • 14% have a password from the top 10 passwords
  • 40% have a password from the top 100 passwords
  • 79% have a password from the top 500 passwords
  • 91% have a password from the top 1000 passwords

What are the top 25 passwords?

Password

password,
123456,
12345678,
1234,
qwerty,
12345,
dragon,
pussy,
baseball,
football,
letmein,
monkey,
696969,
abc123,
mustang,
michael,
shadow,
master,
jennifer,
111111,
2000,
jordan,
superman,
harley,
1234567,

In conclusion:

Consider using a password strength checker to strengthen your password – like passwordmeter.com

http://www.passwordmeter.com/

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9 Comments
  1. OKCarl permalink

    I have a copy of a 4.09 GB wordlist / dictionary, crackstation.txt. Just now the words and numbers are arranged in the usual order: 0123456789aAbBcCdDeEfFgGhHiIjJkKlLmMnNoOpPqQrRsStT uUvVwWxXyYzZ

    How do I rearrange the order to something like:

    tTaAsShHwWiIoObBmMfFcCdDpPnNeEgGrRyYuUvVjJkKqQzZxX 1023985467

    (This sequence gives the first letters of English words in order of popularity, from most popular (left) to least popular (right))

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    • Hi Carl,
      Are you just looking for a list that runs in order of popularity? You might be better off with a small and faster list, that just targets the weak passwords, as the fastest solution.

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      • OKCarl permalink

        Thank you, no. Right now I’m using a Linux script called “password inspector”- pw-inspector -to trim the list (crackstation.txt) down to passwords made up of from 8 to 15 characters with the command: m 8 M 15. My goal is a Linux command or a Kali Linux script that will enable me to rearrange the list in order of most frequent first letters of English words, from tT to xX.

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      • Start here:
        https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4076556

        There are lots of hacking forums and blogs that will show you how to succeed in this.

        Linux commands training from Red Hat.
        http://www.tecmint.com/sort-command-linux/

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      • OKCarl permalink

        Thank you very much. I will follow up on your suggestions.

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