‘123456’ and ‘password’ are still among the most popular passwords in the world – while many users continue to use their own name, report reveals.
Top trends from the report:
- It found that people are still using very simple and easy to guess passwords, including ‘123456’, ‘password’ and ‘qwerty’ which can be cracked in a second.
- There were local and gender differences including sports teams as passwords
- NordPass has released its annual Most Common Passwords report, finding passwords vary greatly in different locations and between different genders.
Why is this important?
When you have a weak password it is that much easier for computers/businesses/organisations to be hacked. There needs to be only one weakness in a system for this to occur. Having weak passwords can put you at risk, with such an easy fix as using a more complex password companies need to ensure that employees are operating secure passwords.