According to internet has become popular, so have various platforms, websites, social networks and other portals for which you need to have an account to log in. This includes knowing by heart more than 3 or 4 passwords different However, to simplify the process or avoid oversights, many people use very common phrases, words, or number combinations. This is not recommended.
We all have a friend who uses her name and date of birth or password like, worth the redundancy, password. Although it is a widespread practice, experts in cybersecurity agree that it is not recommended as it is risky. For example, people can face each other from hacks from social media accounts to theft or loss of banking and financial information or identity.
NordPass, a password manager, has published its annual research on the most common passwords of the year. This has revealed that the most common keys of 2020 have been easy to guess number combinations such as “123456”, the word “password”, “querty”, “iloveyou” and other passwords just as simple.
This list was compiled in association with a company specializing in the investigation of data breaches. This company analyzed a database that contained 275 million 699 thousand 516 passwords in total, of which only 122 million 894 thousand 788 were unique, which was only 44% of the total.
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Don’t use these passwords
It continues to be a common practice for people to use easy to remember passwords; therefore, they use the names of their favorite sports teams and foods, plus easy-to-guess number combinations.
These are the 20 passwords you should never use:
10. password (password means “password” in Portuguese)
According to NordPass, after comparing the list of cMost common passwords of 2020 With the one of 2019, it is noticeable how people continue with the use of simple keys: the password that heads the list of 2020 was the second in 2019; and the second of 2020 was the third in 2019. It was also revealed that in the list of the 200 “most popular” passwords of 2020, only 78 were new.
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Tips for maintaining healthy passwords
If your password appears on this list, Chad Hammond, a security expert at NordPass, suggests changing it immediately. “Most of these passwords can be hacked in less than a second. In addition, they have already been exposed in previous data breaches. For example, the most used password ‘123456’ has been violated 23 million 597 thousand 311 times, “he explained in a statement.
To avoid these types of situations, these are five tips that NordPass shares so you know how to have better passwords and keep your information safe.
1. Make a list of all the accounts and profiles that you have active. Delete all the ones you don’t use.
2. Update all your passwords and change them for complex passwords unique to protect your accounts.
3. Use the two-step verification whenever possible. Whether it’s an app, biometric data, or a hardware security key, your accounts will be much more secure if you add that extra layer of protection.
4. Make sure to check all your accounts regularly for suspicious activity. If you notice anything unusual, change your password immediately.
5. Set up a password manager like NordPass. These tools are a good option for generating and storing strong passwords.
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