Cyber Insecurity? These Are The Most Popular Passwords Around The World
Cyber security is a topic for tech experts, sure, but, as Statista’s Katharina Buchholz notes, every layperson can also do his or her part in an area of cyber security that isn’t so hard to understand: safe passwords.
Using an easy to remember password doesn’t seem like a big deal until finding out that a popular hacking method actually uses a bot to try out a number of common passwords until one sticks.
So, if you find your password on this list published by security application provider North Pass, it might be wise to make a change.
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Among the most common passwords found in leaks in 2020 are the sneaky “qwerty”, the obvious “password” and the ubiquitous “123456” (or one of it’s many variations), which has led lists of the most common password for some years.
Using password as your password is truly an international phenomenon, as the new entry “senha” – Portuguese for password – in rank 6 shows.