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What passwords can be cracked in seconds: top bad ideas

Julia PeschanskayaNews
What passwords can be hacked in a matter of seconds

In the modern world, it is impossible to do without creating an online account. It is necessary not only for social networks or online games, but also to use platforms necessary for life, such as a bank account or mail.

Unfortunately, most people do little to protect their data. The NordPass team has published its annual report on the most common passwords that are easy to crack.

Experts analyzed data from publicly available sources such as social networks, streaming services, online games, and financial accounts. The results showed that 17 of the 20 most common passwords could be cracked in less than a second.

The most popular passwords among users:

  • A variation of numbers from 1 to 10, the most common is 123456;
  • admin;
  • password;
  • minecraft;
  • jimjim30 - such a seemingly random password can be guessed in just 40 seconds.

In conclusion, the team noted that passwords are becoming harder to crack over time. But you still need to be creative when creating a code. Use a complex password that contains at least 20 characters, a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.

Avoid information that is easy to guess, such as birthdays, names, or common words. Regularly check the strength of your passwords to make sure they are not outdated or accessible to fraudsters.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told you how to create a strong password to secure your account.

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