As technology advances, we use it more in our daily lives. Today, thanks to smartphones, we can buy anything in just a few seconds or know where our friends are or loved ones.
But despite the personal and sensitive information that we usually store on a computer or cell phone, from photographs to access to bank accounts, many people continue to use easily cracked passwords that put their privacy at risk.
NordPass, the password organizing service, published what are the worst passwords of 2020, for being the most common and the easiest to hack. In their list, they include the number of users who use them and the time that someone could decipher them. Surprisingly, password number one, based on the sequence of numbers from one to six, is used by more than two and a half million users.
From his list of 200, We list the first 20 for you so that you do not use them or change them immediately if you use any of them. Keep in mind that most can be hacked in less than a second.
The 20 worst passwords of 2020
- 123456 (2’543,285 people use it!)
- 123456789 (Used by 961,435 people)
- picture1 (It is the password of 371,612 users)
Tips for a strong password
To make a strong password, Nordpass experts suggest avoid any type of combination of numbers or adjacent keys that exists on the keyboard, such as “1234” or “qwerty”; nor use personal data such as names, phone numbers or dates.
Is better use passwords of at least 12 characters, the more the better, combine uppercase and lowercase letters, signs and numbers, as well as creating a different password for each site or application that requires it and changing them every 90 days.