Having a strong password is now more important than ever. With cybercriminals constantly becoming more adept at cracking them, having a weak password is a ticket to having all of your digital life hacked. Especially if you use the same password across different websites.
NordPass collaborated with an independent cybersecurity research organisation to assess a huge 4TB password database. Unfortunately, they found that the disappointingly poor passwords from last year were once again extremely popular this year.
Here are the 5 most common passwords from this year:
If you recognise any of these passwords as one you might or do use, you should consider changing it immediately. Likewise, if your password consists of a string of any consecutive numbers or keys on your keyboard, it will likely not take more than 2 seconds to crack.
The best way to combat this is to use strong passwords in tandem with a password manager. If you’re unsure of how to do this, look at our article detailing what a strong password is, how to set one, and the advantages of using a password manager.
This is a simple, but common problem, which all of us face almost daily. How will your employees fare against an even more common cyber security challenge? Find out today in our Free Click-Prone® Test.