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Your Data At Risk: ‘26.83% Of All Passwords Could Be Guessed By Attempting These 20 Combinations!’


For those of you still living on the grid, you’re probably miserably maintaining 5-10 various passwords at any given moment.

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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