The world's most common password

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The world's most common password

If you use “123456”, “password” or “qwerty” as a password, you’re probably aware that you’re leaving yourself vulnerable to hackers. But you’re also not alone – these are three of the top ten most common passwords around the world, according to a new report.

In partnership with independent researchers, password management service NordPass compiled millions of passwords into a dataset to determine the 200 most commonly used passwords around the world in 2021.

They analysed the data and presented results across 50 countries, looking at how popular various choices were in different parts of the world. They also looked at password trends by gender.
 

saor

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Most important sites force/prompt you to create a password with certain character distributions...are these common passwords just for muffinbakers.com or whatever inconsequential websites?
 

Icemanbrfc

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Most important sites force/prompt you to create a password with certain character distributions...are these common passwords just for muffinbakers.com or whatever inconsequential websites?
What's wrong with muffinbakers.com? Some yummy stuff there
 

Aquila ka Hecate

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At no.10 for South Africa was "chregan".
I thought wtf and googled it:
Chregan O'Flynn Design is a cape town based web design, pc sales and repair company offering great prices and even better service.
:ROFL:
 
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Norrad

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Or you can be like half of MyBB and who thought that modding no. 5 into "p@55w0rD" was being smart.
 

Kawak

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Most important sites force/prompt you to create a password with certain character distributions...are these common passwords just for muffinbakers.com or whatever inconsequential websites?
Getting clients to actually "password" stuff is a real challenge. Policy change to 8 char long, 12345678. Must have a character, 1234567a or a1234567, and then, it's 123456a#, if one actually enforce a stricter rule, be prepared to reset user passwords all day long.
 

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Most important sites force/prompt you to create a password with certain character distributions...are these common passwords just for muffinbakers.com or whatever inconsequential websites?
Probably this.
 

SAguy

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People should be encouraged to use passphrases instead, like minimum 15 characters but no special character requirements. My new mybb password would 'iwantafknmybbhoodie'
 

Vis1/0N

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I really don't care enough for your site or my account to use a secure password. I save those where needed.
 

NarrowBandFtw

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People should be encouraged to use passphrases instead, like minimum 15 characters but no special character requirements. My new mybb password would 'iwantafknmybbhoodie'
amen
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mojoman

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Everytimne this crap comes out I have to go and change passwords again...
 

mibloem

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Ok, this is no longer on the users but on the websites.

Implementing a blocklist of banned passwords is dead simple.
 

PsyWulf

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Hah,my password is safe
Since I don't use a QWERTY but AZERTY keyboard
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