123456 not the most popular password after nine years, which one is?

datum-geschreven 1 May 2023

According to NordPass, a ‘password manager,’ ‘password’ is currently the most used password in the world. However, ‘123456’ remains very popular – Notwithstanding that it has been number one for years, it is still very commonly used, we currently encounter ‘123456’ in second place.

NordPass recently released the results of its annual survey of the most commonly used passwords. The survey was conducted in 30 countries.

Is your password among these?

Act fast is the message, change your password today before it’s too late.

No idea how best to create a “secure” password? Here are some tips :

Tips for securing your passwords

1. Create long, unique passwords and never reuse them.

2. Strongest passwords consist of Complicated combinations of numbers, uppercase letters, lowercase letters and symbols.

3. Use a password manager. such as Dashlane, among others This technological solution encrypts stored passwords and enables secure sharing. Too often passwords are still stored in an excel sheet, which makes it very easy to retrieve passwords.

Still no idea how to compose a secure password, you can also use a password generator, of which many free versions can be found. e.g. lastpass.com can be used to generate a password.

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