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'123456' continues to be the worst password of all time

ANI
Published Apr 24, 2019, 10:43 am IST
Updated Apr 24, 2019, 10:43 am IST
While a combination of numbers made up the top 10, ‘qwerty’, ‘password’ were also used by more than 3 million accounts.
The NCSC analysed passwords belonging to accounts worldwide that had been breached. (Photo: ANI)
 The NCSC analysed passwords belonging to accounts worldwide that had been breached. (Photo: ANI)

If you are the owner of one of the 23.2 million accounts using the extremely obvious ‘123456’ for a password, there’s nothing to be proud of.

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) analysed passwords belonging to accounts worldwide that had been breached and found that the most obvious was the most used password, CNN reports.

 

While a combination of numbers made up the top 10, ‘qwerty’, ‘password’ was also used by more than 3 million accounts. ‘Blink182’ was the most popular musical artist, while ‘superman’ was the most common fictional character bearing the brunt of being the most ridiculous and vulnerable passwords.

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