NordPass’s ‘Most Common Password of 2023’ List Has been released, in which the most weak and common password which got top place was ‘123456’. This password was used 4,524,867 times. Not only this, data shows that it will take less than 1 second for hackers to crack this password. Similarly, ‘admin’ password was at second place in the list of top 200.
At the same time, ‘12345678’ was at the third position, ‘123456789’ was at the fourth position, ‘1234’ was at the fifth position and ‘12345’ was at the sixth position. It will take less than 1 second to crack all of these. All of these have been used by millions of people. You will be surprised to know the seventh number password, because ‘password’ is included in this password used almost 7 lakh times. The three passwords left in the top 10 include ‘123’, ‘Aa123456’ and ‘1234567890’.
Apart from these passwords, some other passwords are also included in the top 10 list in India, which include Pass@123, Admin@123 and India@123. Cracking these passwords can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 1 year.
NordPass’ research shows, and we pretty much know, that people use simple and easy-to-remember passwords because they’re convenient for them. This research also shows that even the most easily remembered passwords are highly susceptible to cracking.
In this research, passwords were also divided according to categories, which revealed that ‘123456’ was most used on e-commerce platforms, email and streaming. At the same time, UNKNOWN was used the most on social media, smartphones and financial platforms.