Survey: Millions still use 123456 as their password


Picking a password is your time to be creative but millions of people are choosing some easy-to-crack codes like 1-2-3-4-5-6 which was revealed as the most common vulnerable password.

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre analyzed passwords belonging to accounts around the world that had been breached.

23 million people used 1-2-3-4-5-6 while 7.7-million used the longer 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9.

Q-w-e-r-t-y and “password” were each used by three million accounts.

And surprisingly “monkey” and “dragon” cracked the top 20 most common passwords.

To reduce the risk of a breach, the center recommends three “random but memorable” terms. 

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