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Top 200 most common passwords

Here are the top 200 most common passwords in 2022. We learned that despite growing cybersecurity awareness, old habits die hard. The research shows that people still use weak passwords to protect their accounts. This year, we looked at how culture impacts passwords. Explore the list now.

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Methodology

The list of passwords was compiled in partnership with independent researchers specializing in research of cybersecurity incidents. They evaluated a 3TB database.

30 countries

Researchers classified the data into various verticals, which allowed them to perform a statistical analysis based on countries and gender.

Gender comparison

With regard to the gender vertical, the researched data was classified by gender only if it included a gender key. If it didn't contain the data key, it was classified as “unknown”.

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With regard to the gender vertical, the researched data was classified by gender only if it included a gender key. If it didn’t contain the data key, it was classified as "unknown."

All-time favorites

While the worst passwords might change every year, human beings are creatures of habit. Every year, researchers notice the same pattern — sports teams, movie characters, and food items dominate every password list. We decided to look into the most popular categories of all time.

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