The most popular passwords for applications and digital platforms are easy-to-break number sequences, the word "password" in English and Portuguese, and "picture1" - writes "Die Welt" on its website, citing a report by NordPass, which administers over 275 million passwords used on computers and mobile phones worldwide.
The sequence "123456" is used by over 2.5 million NordPass users. "123456789" is in second place with over 900 thousand. users, followed by "picture1", "password", "12345678", "111111", "123123", "12345", "1234567890" and "senha" (port password).
The second ten most used passwords also include "qwerty", "abc123" and "iloveyou" (I love you) and, like the ones mentioned above, according to NordPass, they can be cracked in less than a second.
Die Welt points out that most tech companies rely on passwords to keep applications and platforms secure and to keep user data safe from unauthorized access. Particularly dangerous in this context is the fact that only 44% all passwords were used only once, as NordPass has shown.
The basic rule when creating passwords is its length, the longer the better - reminds "Die Welt". A good password should be at least eight characters long, with uppercase and lowercase letters, and special characters such as?, #,%, And _, as well as a few numbers. It is not recommended to use consecutive numbers, birthdays and first names, as well as letters next to each other on the keyboard, such as "qwerty". Also, do not use special characters at the beginning or end of the password. (PAP)