But it’s 2020 and it may be time to beef up your security game because, according to new research, people are still using easy-to-hack passwords like “123456789,” the word “password,” and “iloveyou.”
The list of passwords was created by a third-party company specializing in data breach research, NordPass said. In total, they looked at a database with 275,699,516 passwords.
New to the top 10 this year is “picture1” and “senha” which means “password” in Portuguese.
The top 10 most common passwords were:
If your password is on the list, it’s probably time to make a change.
Try to avoid using dictionary words, predictable number combinations, or strings of adjacent keyboard combinations, NordPass said. And this should go without saying — but under no circumstances should you use a password based on any personal details like your phone number, birth date, or name.
NordPass suggests changing your passwords every 90 days with a mix of upper and lowercase letters, and creating a different password for each of your accounts.