The study, which looked at data from 30 countries, found that despite advances in cybersecurity awareness, password lists often include favorite movie characters, foods, a QWERTY keyboard or a string of numbers.
What are the most common passwords in India?
More than 34.90 lakh people in India use ‘Password’ as the passcode for their online accounts, followed by ‘123456’, ‘12345678’, ‘BigBasket’, ‘123456789’, ‘pass@123’, ‘1234567890’, etc. According to research, 73 percent of the 200 most used passwords in India and globally will remain the same in 2022. Additionally, they found that 83 percent of the passwords on the list could be cracked in less than a second. You can check the complete list of common passwords in India and worldwide Here.
Things to keep in mind when creating a secure password
While many people in India and around the world are using weak passwords, NordPass has listed some pointers to help users create better passwords to protect their accounts. Check below.
Think long and complex
A complex password is one that is at least 12 characters long and contains a variety of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols. The easiest way to create complex passwords is to use a password generator.
A single password for multiple accounts makes a hacker’s job much easier. If just one of the accounts is compromised, all your other accounts are at risk.
Audit your accounts
Check regularly which accounts you still use and which accounts you no longer have access to. Unused accounts put your security online at risk because you may not notice when they are breached.
Check password strength and update regularly
Assess your password health regularly. Identify weak, reused or outdated passwords and strengthen your online security with new, complex ones.
Use a password manager
Using a password manager to securely store and access your passwords is the easiest and most efficient way to increase your overall online security.