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You might think your favorite password is really easy to remember. But if it’s too easy, chances are it’s not very secure. Mobile security firm Lookout recently published a tally of the 20 most commonly found passwords in leaked account information on the dark web. As you would expect, many of the passwords are a variation of “12345,” while others are as simple as “Iloveyou.” With passwords like that, you’re putting yourself at risk to get hacked.

We get it: you want a password that is easy to recall. According to NordPass, the average person has more than 100 different online accounts that utilize passwords. It’s hard to remember all of those. But, make sure those passwords aren’t too easy to hack.

One idea is keeping an old-fashioned notebook – yeah, that thing with paper wound into a binder – with all of your passwords in a secure place. And, switch up the characters, using numbers, letters and symbols.

  • These are the 20 most common passwords leaked on the dark web

    The list is via mobile security firm Lookout.

  • 1. 123456

    This is literally the easiest password ever. Do people really use this?

  • 2. 123456789

    Taking the easiest password and adding a few more digits..as if that makes it any more difficult to figure out!

  • 3. Qwerty

    This one caught me by surprise. Why is this such a popular password choice?

  • 4. Password

    You have to be kidding me.

  • 5. 12345

    Another super easy one.

  • 6. 12345678

    Notice how so many of these are just variations of 12345?

  • 7. 111111

    I can’t imagine anyone using this as their password, but it’s apparently very popular.

  • 8. 1234567

    Another variation of 12345.

  • 9. 123123

    At least this one switches up the number order a little. But still!

  • 10. Qwerty123

    Now we’re getting complicated. Not, really.

  • 11. 1q2w3e

    This actually doesn’t look like a super easy password to me, but it’s obviously based off the keyboard, so I can see why it’s easy to crack.

  • 12. 1234567890

    One more based on 12345.

  • 13. DEFAULT

    LOL.

  • 14. 0

    You cannot be serious. Don’t most password systems prevent a password like this, anyway?

  • 15. Abc123

    Are we in grade school?

  • 16. 654321

    Descending.

  • 17. 123321

    Another super easy one.

  • 18. Qwertyuiop

    Probably the most complicated on on here.

  • 19. Iloveyou

    Very sweet- but not a good password.

  • 20. 666666

    All you kids who think it’s cool to use “666” for anything won’t think it’s too cool when you get hacked!