Despite the importance of setting strong passwords, users continue to setup week passwords which are easy to guess for an attacker. A strong password is key to protect your digital assets. Here is the list of Worst Passwords 2019
Memorizing strong separate passwords for each account is also a difficult task, password managers are the solution for this problem.
Worst Passwords 2019
Nordpass compiled a list of 200 most popular passwords that were leaked in data breaches just this year. The analysis shows that still people using weak passwords.
The bad news is that when compared to 2018 leaked passwords nothing changed, “12345”, “123456” and “123456789” remains at the top spot. Following that “test1” and “password” remain popular.
If you have a weak password then it is a cakewalk for hackers, they can gain access to your account easily by using brute force techniques. A strong password should have at least six characters that include a combination of upper and lowercase letters, symbols and numbers.
Here is the list of top 50 Worst Passwords of 2019
If you find your passwords in the list it recommends to change the passwords immediately to avoid hack attacks, common passwords are not safe.
Tips to Stay Safe
- Use a complex password, enforce a strong password policy.
- Check the password regularly, Use two-factor authentication(2FA) for vital sites like managing an account and Emails, make sure all the passwords are unique.
- Change the Manufactures’s default Password that gadgets are issued before they are conveyed to the IT Department.
- Use password managers.