A new list has revealed the most common passwords in 2016 and shows that a shocking 17 percent of people have been safeguarding their accounts with ‘123456.’
123456 Most Common Password For 2016
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While one might think that there cannot possibly still be anyone out there who would use incredibly easy-to-guess passwords like, for example, “123456,” one would be wrong: according to a new study, that’s still the most popular password in the world. Sigh.
According to Analysis of 10 million leaked passwords conducted by security firm Keeper, the most common passwords of last year, 2016 are the exact opposite of “strong” and “unique.” Joining 123456 on the list are its chronological pals “1234567” and “12345678,” as well as “qwerty,” and “111111”.More than 50% of people use the top 25 most common passwords, Keeper says, with almost one in five of those users having “123456” as their password.
Here is the full list Common Password, and again — if your password is anywhere on this list, change it immediately to something more secure:
The Choosing such simple passwords has been a huge security threat for some time now, because password-cracking software and apps can guess such easy passwords within seconds and compromising security of online accounts, according to Keeper Security.Clearly, if users aren’t taking efforts to choose difficult or hard-to-guess passwords, it’s up to website administrators or IT support to legislate rules that enforce users to keep complex passwords that can’t be easily cracked by the bad guys of the Internet.
This is similar to study last year, 2016 (by another company) that found 123456 was the top password out there. We said it then, and we’ll say it again: if you’re looking for a change, it’s a good idea to use passwords or phrases with 12 characters or more, with mixed types of characters (letters, numbers, punctuation) and avoid reusing the same password on different websites.Stay tune: Indiantalks.