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Your password can be cracked in under 1 second
The most common passwords of 2021 are most embarrassing. Your password can be cracked in under 1 second, if your passwords are one among them.
NordPass has released the 2021 edition of its most common passwords list and it’s almost similar to last year’s list. In other words, lots of people are still using incredibly weak and common passwords that can be cracked with ease.
NordPass, the password management service has compiled a list of the top 200 most common passwords based on its research. The list details the password itself, how long it would take to crack it and how many times it appeared in their research.
If you guessed that the most common password was “123456”. This incredibly common password appeared more than 103 million times in NordPass’ research. These passwords would take less than one second to crack. Every password in the top 10 and all but one in the top 50 can be cracked in less than one second.
Passwords two through five include “123456789,” “12345,” “qwerty,” and “password,” in that order.
On the other end, “1g2w3e4r,” “gwerty123,” ”myspace1,” and “michelle” are the toughest passwords with a crack time of three hours.
NordPass also identified the countries most affected by data leaks. The US, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, France, Italy and Germany leading the pack, among others.
If you haven’t yet made the switch to a password manager, now is as good a time as any to do so. 1Password recently launched a new version of its manager for Window. That’s just one option in a field of many to choose from.
What about your choice of password? Is your password can be cracked in under 1 second? Make wise decistion and protect your data.