NordPass published its roundup of the passwords most chosen by people around the world and included a list of some countries in particular, including: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, and Mexico. NordPass’ list of 200 common passwords generated from analysis of a 3 terabyte database containing credentials exposed in security incidents. This information was collected thanks to the cooperation of independent investigators who specialize in the investigation of accidents.
The table is sorted according to the number of times the same password was used, including the number of times it was in the database and the time it took to decrypt it via Brute force attack🇧🇷 This time, contrary to what was happening, “123456” is no longer the most used globally, but has been replaced by another password that says constantly in this report: “password” or “password” in Portuguese:
List of the most common passwords around the world. Source: NordPass.
The following table shows a column for each of the five countries mentioned. In all of this, the most used password is the same: 123456🇧🇷 Also, something that can be easily parsed is the number of variables “123456”, which is also observed globally.
Ranking of the most common passwords by country. Source: NordPass.
The most common passwords are also categorized into categories such as sports, artist names, music groups, meals, video games, movies, cars, and more. 🇧🇷What this illustrates is the pattern that people generally follow when choosing a password to make it easier to remember. However, this makes it easier to predict. Especially in automated brute force attacks, in Cybercriminals use software to test multiple combinations of email addresses and passwords in seconds,” Highlights Camilo Gutiérrez Amaya, Head of ESET Research Lab.
Best artist name passwords. Source: NordPass.
The most important passwords that use the name of a team or club. Source: NordPass.
Best passwords using movie names. Source: NordPass.
🇧🇷The results show that it is still necessary to educate people about the importance of creativity long passwords🇧🇷 It’s hard to predict and unique to each online account or service. Also, people should know that all of this can be achieved by using a password manager on the computer or phone because these services cover all these needs. Finally, we remind everyone of the importance of Enable two-factor authentication in All the services they use so that the security of their accounts does not depend on the password alone, “Gutierrez concludes.
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