Most common passwords of all time

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Passwords are the one thing which protect our data from unwanted people. Passwords can be of any type. It may be texts, pins, patterns, numbers, as well as biometrics. A survey was conducted between some people. By some we mean 10 Million users!!! Even though we are advised to keep high-end secure password for our sensitive data, we always fail to do so.

When the survey was over, some shocking facts were discovered. It came into notice that:

  • The most frequent password used has never changed in years.
  • Four passwords are less than 6 characters from the list of top 10.
  • Email service providers are not trying their best to avoid spammers and attackers form creating a fake account.

 

Here is list of top 10 most common passwords that are used till date:

  1. 123456
  2. 123456789
  3. qwerty
  4. 12345678
  5. 111111
  6. 1234567890
  7. 1234567
  8. password
  9. 123123
  10. 987654321

 

Well, this is so shocking. It is so obvious to get our data hacked by the spammers. In order to avoid this, firstly, we have to stop using the above list of passwords.

Secondly, our password must be minimum of 8 characters and should contain special characters and numbers apart from just text. Avoid using predictable passwords such as your date of birth or your beloved’s name.

So friends, now that you have understood and are aware of the current situation, beware of spammers. Do not forget tips that are mentioned above. Do let us know if you have some more tips.

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