Most Commonly used Passwords in 2021

Most Commonly used Passwords in 2021

According to the Analysis done by NordPass taking data dumps which has been published online it was found that most of the people still use weak password. This study of ‘Top 200 most common passwords’ was compiled in partnership with independent researchers specializing in research of cybersecurity incidents. This is consisted of 4TB data bases of leaked password from around 50 countries such as US, Australia, Europe and Russia.

The 10 Most Commonly used password according to the study was,

  1. 123456 (103,170,552 hits)
  2. 123456789 (46,027,530 hits)
  3. 12345 (32,955,431 hits)
  4. qwerty (22,317,280 hits)
  5. password (20,958,297 hits)
  6. 12345678 (14,745,771 hits)f
  7. 111111 (13,354,149 hits)
  8. 123123 (10,244,398 hits)
  9. 1234567890 (9,646,621 hits)
  10. 1234567 (9,396,813 hits)

It was seen that quite a number of people have the habit of using their own name as password. Names such as ‘micheal’,’daniel’, ‘ashley’ was seen in this list. In UK the name ‘charlie’ was seen as the 9th most password used. Names of popular car brands like ‘Ferrari’ and ‘porsche’ was seen.

Services providers now use tsrong password with lower case, upper case, numbers, and special characters and some encourage to use multi-factor authentication (MFA). But still people are not using proper password hygiene recommended by experts.

  • Use complex unique passwords which containing at least 12 characters with a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. (Use a password generator)
  • It is recommended to change password every 90 days
  • Don’t use the same password for multiple accounts have unique passwords for each.
  • Check password strength and avoid using old, reused, or weak passwords.
  • Use dedicated accounts with strong, unique passwords for administration-related purposes and 2FA.
  • Use Multifactor authenticator when possible.

Find out all the 200 Most Common Used password in NordPass Report.

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