NordPass specialists detailed that most users choose simple and easy-to-remember passwords, such as numbers, people’s names, sports disciplines, food or different types of entertainment.
The NordPass password manager public this week a list with the 200 worst passwords 2020. The ‘ranking’ details how many times a certain key was used and violated and how long it would take to decipher it.
According to experts, the most unprotected password is ‘123456’, which was used by more than 2.5 million Internet users and decrypted in less than a second more than 23.5 million times. Also, codes that should not be used include ‘123456789’, ‘picture1’, ‘password’ and ‘12345678’.
The specialists pointed out that the majority of users choose simple and easy-to-remember passwords, such as numbers, names of people, sports disciplines, food or different types of entertainment. “The problem is that most easy-to-remember passwords are highly vulnerable to being cracked“, says his investigation.
How to create more secure passwords?
To protect accounts, NordPass experts advise Internet users to avoid using dictionary words, combinations of numbers or adjacent keyboards, and repetitive characters such as’ password ‘,’ qwerty ‘,’ 123456 ‘,’ aaaa ‘or’ 123abc ‘. Neither choose passwords based on personal detailsFor example, phone numbers, date of birth, or name.
Additionally, the researchers recommended never reuse the same password on multiple accounts: create a unique one for each profile, make them long, at least 12 characters long, and use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols. In addition, it is necessary to change them approximately every 90 days.
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