While cyber attackers continue to find new methods to access our personal data day by day, the security of our preferred passwords in both social media and internet banking is becoming more important than ever. A new study shows that about 70 percent of the world’s most popular passwords can be cracked in less than a second.
Individual users, private companies and government agencies face an increasing number of leaks, data exploits and security breaches each year. Although online privacy has become an indispensable part of the digital age we are in, research shows that we do not attach enough importance to this issue.
Nordpass, one of the most popular password manager services in the world, reveals how quickly hackers cracked passwords used by millions of internet users. According to the company, about 70 percent of the world’s most popular passwords can be cracked in less than a second.
About 70 percent of the world’s most popular passwords can be cracked in less than a second
Many of the most popular passwords preferred in 2019, including 12345, 123456, 123456789, password, qwerty, can be cracked in less than a second. As you can imagine, cybercriminals use a number of methods to capture the passwords used for online accounts, but the most common is the Brute-force attack, in which many passwords or passwords are applied in the hope of guessing correctly.
In this method, the attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passwords until he finds the right password. Of course, while doing this, it does not neglect to take a look at the “World’s Worst Passwords” list that is updated at the end of each year. NordPass security expert Chad Hammond says millions of people still prefer these commonly used passwords.
Despite the fact that popular passwords used by everyone are easier to remember, Hammond says that people prefer these passwords and they do a great favor to hackers, emphasizing that such passwords can be cracked in just a second and that personal data can fall into the hands of malicious people. You can check the 10 worst passwords of 2019 below.
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