Ranked information on the most commonly used passwords and password types

Study: Deloitte & Touche Most Popular Passwords
Date: June 1997

Most commonly used passwords:
  • Your first, last, or kid's name
  • "Secret"
  • Stress-related words ("deadline", "work")
  • Sports teams or terms ("bulls", "golfer")
  • "Payday"
  • "Bonkers"
  • The current season ("Winter", "Spring")
  • Your ethnic group
  • Repeated characters ("AAAAA", "BBBBB")
  • Obscenities, sexual terms

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