With online privacy and data security becoming an increasing issue in recent times, various companies have taken multiple steps to secure their own systems. Now one would expect the general public to do the same, but it seems that a few have yet to realize just how terrible their passwords are.
So, lets look into some of the worst offenders of this year. The original list was compiled by NordPass, which is a password manager, and was reported by GizModo. As per the company’s list, there are still millions people using highly insecure passwords like “123456” AND “password” for their various login credentials. The worst part is that some of these passwords in the top 20 are the usual suspects that appear frequently in this list every year.
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Unfortunately, while the password might be easy to remember and convenient for the user, they take less than a minute to crack. This also holds true to the other numerical variations like, “000000” or “123123.” Furthermore, this also extends to any other simple alphabetical passwords that generally use adjacent letters on a QWERTY format keyboard like “qwertyuiop” or “asdfghjkl.”
Here are the top 20 worst passwords of 2020:
In this day and age, data breaches and cyberattacks are still a possible threat, more so for enterprises/businesses. But, this is also indicative of how a simple unique variation in passwords or making them complex goes a long way in online security for your various accounts. All of the aforementioned passwords were exposed more than 100,000 times. It is also advised to used 2 factory authentication with any service that offers it for added security.
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