According to a new analysis by a tech security firm, the 20 most frequent passwords discovered in dumps from the dark web as a result of data breaches are listed below.
It’s critical that your passwords aren’t easily accessible to cybercriminals, whether you use a series of numbers and characters or your mother’s maiden name. Lookout, a mobile security firm, published a list of the most popular passwords gleaned from hacked emails and account information on the dark web.
The prevalence of basic number sequences like 123456, 123456789, 12345, 12345678, 111111, 1234567, 123123, 1234567890, 654321, 123321, and 666666 is revealed in the list. DEFAULT, Abc123, Iloveyou, Qwerty123, and even the number 0 are all examples of passwords that have been compromised.
If you use the same password for many accounts, hackers are more likely to be able to use a single broken password to access multiple platforms and obtain your personal information. Many users now use password managers to retain strong, complicated passwords for each of their accounts.
According to Lookout, the following is the complete list in order:
If your password appears on the list, you should change it to something more complicated. Experts advise avoiding choosing passwords that are easy to guess, such as pet names, for social media accounts. While using a password manager is recommended, iPhone users can use the iCloud Keychain instead.