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The password hall of shame (and 10 tips for better password security)

15
Apr
2021
The password hall of shame (and 10 tips for better password security)

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Pop quiz: What has been the most popular — and therefore least secure — password every year since 2013? If you answered “password,” you’d be close. “Qwerty” is another contender for the dubious distinction, but the champion is the most basic, obvious password imaginable: “123456.”

Yes, tons of people still use “123456” as a password, according to NordPass’s 200 most common passwords of the year for 2020, which is based on analysis of passwords exposed by data breaches.

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