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Here are the most common passwords of 2020

It is 2020 and apparently, people still make use of “123456” consistently as their passwords according to the recent list by NordPass.

While using “password” or “12354” is taken into account more of a meme than an actual password that folks use nowadays, Nord’s list proves otherwise.

The list published by NordPass had 200 worst passwords of 2020, alongside details on the number of times the password has been used and leaked. The website also included rank changes from the previous year and time taken to crack the actual password.

What was the outcome of the result?

The most common password for the year was “123456”. In the second place was something very similar to the first which is “123456789”. The keyword for this article “password” came out fourth in the results while “12345” was eight in the rankings.

This year, new additions came to the top ten rankings which are “picture1” and “senha”.

The most common and worst passwords of 2020

The list ranks passwords with how often people use them – a metric that also basically measures how bad they are since a strong password by definition is exclusive and sophisticated.

Passwords that made it to the top 20 in the rankings were exposed many times in breaches and shared by thousands (if not millions) of users. They are listed below:

  1. 123456 – less than a second to crack
  2. 123456789 – less than a second to crack
  3. picture1 – three hours to crack
  4. password – less than a second to crack
  5. 12345678- less than a second to crack
  6. 111111 – less than a second to crack
  7. 123123 – less than a second to crack
  8. 12345 – less than a second to crack
  9. 1234567890 – less than a second to crack
  10. senha – 10 seconds to crack
  11. 1234567 – less than a second to crack
  12. qwerty – less than a second to crack
  13. abc123 – less than a second to crack
  14. Million2 – three hours to crack
  15. 000000 – less than a second to crack
  16. 1234 – less than a second to crack
  17.  iloveyou – less than a second to crack
  18. aaron431 – three hours to crack
  19. password1 – less than a second to crack
  20. qqww1122 – 52 minutes to crack

To see the full list, visit the NordPass website.

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