Yes, people still use '123456' and 'password' as their passwords
Yes, people still use '123456' and 'password' as their passwords

Yes, people still use ‘123456’ and ‘password’ as their passwords

But it’s 2020 and it may be time to feed your security game because, according to research, people are still using easy-to-encrypt passwords such as “123456789,” passwords, and “iloveyou.

Of the 200 worst passwords, “123456” was the Most used In 2020, 2,543,285 people will choose it. Research from NordPass, a password management company, shows that it takes less than a second.
Despite numerous warnings from cybersecurity experts, NordPass says that after comparing the accounts of the most common passwords in 2020 to 2019, it is no different – aka we have not learned much.

The password list was created by a third-party company that specializes in data breach research, NordPass said. In total, they looked at a database of 275,699,516 passwords.

The top 10 this year are “Figure 1” and “senha”, which means “password” in Portuguese.

The 10 most common passwords are:

1. 123456

2. 123456789

3. Figure 1

4. Password

5. 12345678

6. 111111

7. 123123

8. Year 12345

9. 1234567890

10. Password

If your password is listed, it may be time to change it.

Try to avoid using dictionary words, predictive word combinations, or lines of adjacent keyboard combinations, NordPass said. And this should go without saying – but should not use a password based on personal details such as phone number, date of birth, or name.

NordPass recommends changing your password every 90 days with a uppercase and lowercase letter combination, and creating a different password for each of your accounts.