Passwords of 2020 Easy To Guess And Not Secure. Once again, it is time for a survey of the most dangerous Passwords of 2020, from by Norpass and associates. The company has been analyzing passwords from the Dark Web to study them. Norpass is trying to locate trends and see just how well we are doing overall to pick passwords that are not easy to guess. The results are not pretty, nor have they ever been, since Norpass began conducting this research.
Having analyzed more than a quarter of a billion passwords of 2020, here are a few of the highlights from Norpass:
- While the top five worst passwords of 2020 shuffled around a bit, the top five remains the same with only one new entry. This year, “123456” leads the bad password pack, with “123456789” coming in at the number two spot.
- The number three spot is the password of 2020 “picture1” which marks an improvement over the first two. The first two could be brute force solving in under a second, “picture1” would take about three hours.
- The rest of the top five is “password,” and “123456t78” can crack in less than a second.
Combine the fact that too many people are using the most specific passwords with the fact that a shocking percentage of users are still, after years of warnings, using the same easy-to-crack password across multiple web properties. That is a recipe for disaster.
With the Passwords of 2020 easy to guess, is it any wonder then, that the number of successful data breaches increases year after year? Given that this issue has been going on since at least 2015–and there is no reason to think it was not happening well before that, we do not have the data to prove if this is a problem that will not be easily solved.
We have to do something to get our arms around it, though, or we are in big trouble. Make sure everyone is aware of this report.