Protect your accounts by avoiding using one of the 200 worst passwords of 2020

A list of the 200 worst passwords for the year 2020 has been published by the password manager NordPass. They also reveal how quickly these passwords can be cracked and how many times they have been exposed.

I repeat it often, but it is essential to have strong passwords for your accounts and especially to diversify them!

Using the same passwords over and over again seriously increases the risk of compromising our accounts.

The password manager NordPass, owned by the VPN company NordVPN, posted a 200 worst passwords of 2020 report.

They not only reveal how many times they were used in 2020, but also how many times these were exposed and how long it can take for a hacker to decipher them.

NordPass password manager published a report of the 200 worst passwords used in 2020.

The top 20 worst passwords of 2020

Without listing the complete list of the 200 worst passwords, here are the top 20 of the worst according to NordPass in 2020:

  1. 123456
  2. 123456789
  3. picture1
  4. password
  5. 12345678
  6. 111111
  7. 123123
  8. 12345
  9. 1234567890
  10. senha
  11. 1234567
  12. qwerty
  13. abc123
  14. Million2
  15. 000000
  16. 1234
  17. Iloveyou
  18. aaron431
  19. password1
  20. qqww1122

These passwords were used between 85,000 times and 2,543,285 times for no1 and classic: 123456….

16 of them can be read in seconds and most have been exposed millions of times.

Why a password manager can be handy

NordPass’s report is obviously not very subtle, as they seek to highlight the benefits of their password manager.

Nevertheless, it reminds us of the importance of choosing more secure passwords and that in turn, yes a password manager can actually help us protect our accounts.

Whether it’s that of NordPass, Dashlane, 1Password, LastPass or other, a password manager helps us generate strong passwords, encrypt them and protect them with a dual authentication system, but above all to have different passwords for each of our accounts.

Because there is the risk! Our accounts are generally all created with the same email address. Whether it is Facebook, Google and other services.

If one of our accounts is breached by hackers, they will attempt to connect to other services using the password they have managed to crack.

By always using the same passwords, we compromise the security of all our accounts, which can easily be hacked if one of our passwords falls into the wrong hands.

This is why it is essential to diversify our passwords. And yes, it is certainly not easy, or even impossible to remember all of our passwords and this is why a manager can become practical.

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