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Revealed: these are the most popular passwords in the UK

Come on people, you can do better than ‘password’

Written by
Faima Bakar
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What’s the password to your laptop, email or Netflix account? You don’t have to tell us, but chances are it’s the same across many platforms – unless you’re pretty security-savvy and have opted for a different one (and preferably a load of gobbledigook) each time.

Unfortunately, however, many Britons are sticking to painfully obvious passwords – including the word ‘password’ itself – to gain entry into online portals. 

According to password manager company NordPass, the top pick globally is ‘password’ followed by its variations such as ‘Password1’ and ‘Password123’. 

Other guessable codes include ‘qwerty’, ‘abc123’ and ‘12345678’. Football teams also feature among the most popular passwords, with Liverpool FC proving most common.

Here are the 20 most popular passwords in the UK according to the NordPass study:

1. password

2. 123456

3. guest

4. liverpool

5. qwerty

6. arsenal

7. 123456789

8. password1

9. 12345

10. 12345678

11. chelsea

12. charlie

13. abc123

14. liverpool1

15. Parola12

16. football

17. monkey

18. chocolate

19. yuantuo2012

20. letmein

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