But it’s 2020, and maybe it’s time to improve your security game, because according to a new study, people still use easy-to-hack passwords like “123456789,” the word “password,” and “iloveyou.”
The password list was created by a third company specializing in data breaches, NordPass said. In total, they looked at a database of 275,699,516 passwords.
New for the top 10 this year are “picture1” and “senha”, which means “password” in Portuguese.
The top 10 most common passwords were:
If your password is listed, it’s probably time to make a change.
Try to avoid using words in the dictionary, predictable combinations of numbers or strings of adjacent keyboard combinations, NordPass said. And that goes without saying – but under no circumstances should you use a password based on personal information, such as your phone number, date of birth or name.
NordPass offers you to change your passwords every 90 days with a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters and create a different password for each of your accounts.