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Top 10 Most Common Passwords For 2020

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A lot of us are using so many online sites now that need passwords, and seriously, it's so easy to use the same simple password for them all right? Wrong. The easier the password, the easier it is to hack. 

And if you use the same password for every single page you login to, you run the risk of all your personal details ending up in hackers hands.

For some years now, there has been a list of ‘most-used passwords' compiled and it's no surprise which ones people seem to use the most.

Password management company NordPass has published the 200 most common passwords of 2020 this week.

Here's the top 10: 

123456 - less than a second to hack
123456789 - less than a second to hack
picture1 (new to the list) - 3 hours to hack
password - less than a second to hack
12345678 - less than a second to hack
111111 -less than a second to hack
123123 - less than a second to hack
12345 - less than a second to hack
1234567890 - less than a second to hack
senha (new to the list) - 10 seconds to hack

Cyberscams are skyrocketing due to coronavirus, so if you are using any of the above passwords, I suggest you change them ASAP.

A couple of tips:

  • Password re-use is a major risk that can be avoided
  • Do not protect your sensitive data with something that can be guessed, like your first name, local football team or favourite band
  • Using hard-to-guess passwords is a strong first step
  • Try to combine three random but memorable words
  • Be creative and use words memorable to you, so people can’t guess your password

See the rest of the most common passwords of 2020 HERE

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