These are the most used passwords in 2019 and 1234 continues to top the list

 

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We are just a few days away from the end of the year and the surveys and statistics one of the most used in the year they are beginning to be known and one of them cannot be overlooked, because the most used passwords during this 2019 leaves us somewhat concerned.

As despite many of the contributions from major web browsers, as well as web applications, websites among others where they strongly recommend the use of strong passwords and in the case of web browsers they usually offer us a password generator, it seems that these efforts they have not yielded much fruit.

The list of passwords most used in 2019 is a compilation by independent researchersIf we add other reports the result will not change much.

For despite data breaches involving stolen or hacked passwords making headlines, many Internet users still make poor decisions regarding their login credentials.

And is that the password manager NordPass shared a list of 200 passwords most used in 2019 and highlighted the ones you should never use:

Independent investigators, who asked to remain anonymous, compiled and shared with us a list of the 200 most popular passwords that were revealed during data breaches this year. The database is quite impressive - 500 million passwords in total. And if you think there are a lot of leaked passwords, we have bad news for you - this is just the tip of the iceberg. "

The most popular passwords contain all the obvious number combinations and easy to guess (12345,111111,123321), popular female names (Nicole, Jessica, Hannah) and only strings of letters that form a horizontal or vertical line via a QWERTY keyboard (asdfghjkl, qazwsx, 1qaz2wsx, etc.) .

Surprisingly, the most obvious ("Password" or "password") still very popular Well, around 830.846 people still use it.

To try to find a reason that can indicate why this has not changed (in particular, why Internet users continue to use "password", "password" as password among others, as well as others that appear in the list year after year).

The first reason is that they are easier to remember. It's that simple: Most people prefer to use weak passwords rather than get tired of trying to remember long, complex words.

Unfortunately, this also means that they use the same thing for all of their accounts. And if one of them is found to be in breach, all the other accounts are automatically compromised as well.

Furthermore, also many users argue that they have nothing important or something to hide so this is another reason why they don't bother to set a good password. Although the saying goes well, you do not value what you have until you see it lost.

NordPass recommends taking steps to better protect your accounts before it's too late.

Since at the end of the day, the simple fact that your email password falls into the hands of others can be very damaging because you are practically leaving the door open for them to take control of your other accounts, for example social networks, websites or even worse access to your bank accounts.

Although Today many websites already have support for two-factor authentication, Many users do not usually use this type of security or even worse if they use it, instead of using the function to send the authentication code to your phone number or some other means, they usually request that it be sent to their same email.

Finally the problem of using passwords like "1234" is not only a problem in the network but it is also one of the most used passwords as a bank key.

Without further ado, you can consult the list of the most used passwords in this 2019 In the following link. 


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