The Jury is in…. weak passwords are still a thing. The list below is from Nordpass and details the worse ten passwords of 2020 compiled from various data breaches.
|Position||Password||Number of users||Time to crack it||Times exposed|
|1||123456||2,543,285||Less than a second||23,597,311|
|2||123456789||961,435||Less than a second||7,870,694|
|4||password||360,467||Less than a second||3,759,315|
|5||12345678||322,187||Less than a second||2,944,615|
|6||111111||230,507||Less than a second||3,124,368|
|7||123123||189,327||Less than a second||2,238,694|
|8||12345||188,268||Less than a second||2,389,787|
|9||1234567890||171,724||Less than a second||2,264,884|
If your password isn’t on the list don’t jump for joy yet, your password could still be weak and allow cybercriminals to bypass it. So, how can you tell if your password is weak? Watch this week’s episode of Cybersafe with Sisinerd to find out.