Emails, checking accounts, savings accounts, savings accounts, computer log-ins, network security, the list can go on, and on…
Many of you – for ease of remembrance – have the same or similar passwords for multiple accounts, networks, etc.
According to a new findings by DataGenetics, a website run by Nick Berry (TEDx presenter fame, GeekWire “Geek-of-the-week,” and Facebook Data Scientist), you might be able to crack over 20% of all codes by attempting 20 combinations. You may even be able to you might be able to crack over 10% of all codes with just ONE guess!
The report finds:
The most popular password is 1234…
…it’s staggering how popular this password appears to be. Utterly staggering at the lack of imagination…
…nearly 11% of the 3.4 million passwords are 1234!!!
The next most popular 4-digit PIN in use is 1111 with over 6% of passwords being this.
In third place is 0000 with almost 2%.
If you’d like to see all of Berry’s pretty data graphs, check out his full report here.
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