The most popular passwords in the world. Do you use one of them?
Keeper Security company has published a ranking of the world’s most commonly used passwords. Unfortunately, as every year, the same easily broken character combinations are holding top places.
It may seem unlikely to many of you but the “123456” combination is on top once again. Subsequent entries only confirm that many Internet users do not realise that you do not need a special program to crack such simple passwords. Passwords which contain 4 or 6 characters can be broken in a few seconds by a specialist.
Here is the complete list of the most commonly used passwords in the word. Better avoid using these for your own good.
Some of the passwords are not on the list but can be broken quite easily nonetheless.
Popular passwords are:
- name and surname,
- Your birthdate,
- a combination of the above,
- name or names of your children or pets,
- words found in the dictionary.
Another risk is to have a single password to all possible accounts. A hacker who manages to steal our password on another website can use it e.g. to enter your bank profile.
The recipe for a strong password that is not easily broken is simple. It should contain: uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters. It is also a good solution to regularly change passwords. It’s good to do it today.
You can find instructions to change the password here: How to change my password?