Nordpass has published its annual report, titled “Top 200 most common passwords,” on the use of passwords. The report shows that we are still using weak passwords.
The list of passwords was compiled with the support of independent researchers specializing in data breach analysis., the study is based on the analysis of a 4TB database containing passwords across 50 countries.
Most used passwords are still 123456, 123456789, 12345, qwerty, and “password”. Businesses fail to enforce strong passwords, and rarely request employees to enable multi-factor authentication (MFA).
The report revealed that the most common passwords in 2021 were:
Below is the map showing password leaks per capita:
According to the report, a stunning number of people have the bad habit of using their own name as a password. While “Liverpool” might be the most popular team in the world, while “Ferrari” and “Porsche” are the most popular car brands worldwide.
The “iloveyouis” password is used more by women, in the US, the number of women using it is 222,287 while the number of men using the same password is 96,785.
Below are the password hygiene basics provided by the experts:
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(SecurityAffairs – hacking, top-used passwords)