These are the most common passwords; is yours on the list?
First Thursday of May is marked as the World Password Day to promote safer digital world.
But as the saying goes, old habits die hard, most commonly used passwords almost remain the same every year, despite the fact that cybercrimes are on the rise and reminders are sent out by banks and authorities to change the passwords regularly. They also recommend using strong and unique passwords for the safety of e-mails and other personal digital accounts, especially that contains personal and financial details.
According to CyberNews, the 10 most common passwords in 2021 are:
When compared with previous year data, many of the most commonly used passwords were almost the same.
The top 10 most commonly used passwords in 2020 were:
Interestingly, another habit that is most commonly used when setting the password is the use of the person’s birth year or the year when the account is created.
According to Cybernews, the most commonly used names are: