Common password keywords 2014

The ranking presents the most commonly encountered keywords in passwords worldwide in 2014. According to the source, 8.4 percent of the tested passwords contained one of the two thousand popular baby names.

Common keywords in passwords worldwide in 2014

Password contains..Share of passwords
Top 2,000 baby names8.4%
U.S. city names4.98%
Top 100 dog names1.06%
Top 1,000 world cities (by population)0.66%
U.S. state names0.12%
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Source

Release date

June 2015

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2014

Number of respondents

499,556 hashed passwords

Supplementary notes

For this analysis, Trustwave examined a sample of passwords gathered in the thousands of penetration tests performed over the past year. The majority of the sample came from Windows Active Directory environments. The sample consisted of 499,556 hashed passwords. Trustwave “cracked,” or revealed the underlying plain text for 51 percent of those passwords within 24 hours and 88 percent (or nearly 442,000) within two weeks.

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