The Worst Passwords Used in 2020 Revealed1 min read

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Password manager NordPass announced the worst passwords of 2020 based on the number of breaches and break times. Although there are some surprising passwords in the list, the summit belongs to “123456” as usual.

2020 was recorded as the fastest step in digital transformation with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, the number of active internet users in 2020 was higher than ever, and data breaches could not be expected in such an environment.

NordPass, a password manager, announced the worst passwords of 2020 as we came to the end of 2020.

“123456” is at the top of the list of the worst passwords of 2020 published by NordPass. According to the information shared, this password, which is always among the worst passwords but which users cannot give up, has been violated more than 23 million times during the current year.

Second in the list is “123456789”. The majority of those who probably made their password “123456789” instead of “123456” preferred this password because the minimum character requirement for the password is 8 or 9. Otherwise, there is no other explanation for their preference for such a secure (!) Password.

20 worst passwords of 2020

  • 123456
  • 123456789
  • picture1
  • password
  • 12345678
  • 111111
  • 123123
  • 12345
  • 1234567890
  • you huh
  • 1234567
  • qwerty
  • abc123
  • Million2
  • 000000
  • 1234
  • I love you
  • aaron431
  • password1
  • qqww1122

Probably many people will be surprised that a somewhat difficult password like “picture1” is in the third place on the list. However, according to the statements of NordPass, it takes about three hours to crack this password and therefore it is not very safe.

Another surprising password on the list is “Million2”. “Million2”, a password that many people would not even think of in their lifetime, was violated more than 162 thousand times during 2020 and found itself on the list of the worst passwords of 2020.

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