Although the recommendation is that when it comes to passwords users design them under the idea that no one can decipher them, persist those that fall into the parodic of so easy and obvious that they are.

Password hacking illustration

As incredible as it may sound, there are people who believe that passwords like ‘123456’ or the word ‘password’ They are ideal for keeping your services safe from any attempted security breach.

In that sense, NordPass he has published a study focused on the worst passwords of 2020, which includes not only the passwords in question, but also the time required to decrypt them.

Username and password 20170626

Here below you will see listed the first 20 places of the list. Is your password?

  1. 123456 – Time to crack the password: Less than a second
  2. 123456789 – Time to crack the password: Less than a second
  3. picture1 – Time to crack the password: Three hours
  4. password – Time to crack the password: Less than a second
  5. 12345678 – Time to crack the password: Less than a second
  6. 111111 – Time to crack the password: Less than a second
  7. 123123 – Time to crack the password: Less than a second
  8. 12345 – Time to crack the password: Less than a second
  9. 1234567890 – Time to crack the password: Less than a second
  10. password – Time to crack the password: 10 seconds
  11. 1234567 – Time to crack the password: Less than a second
  12. qwerty – Time to crack the password: Less than a second
  13. abc123 – Time to crack the password: Less than a second
  14. Million2 – Time to crack the password: Three hours
  15. 000000 – Time to crack the password: Less than a second
  16. 1234 – Time to crack the password: Less than a second
  17. iloveyou – Time to crack the password: Less than a second
  18. aaron431 – Time to crack the password: Three hours
  19. password1 – Time to crack the password: Less than a second
  20. qqww1122 – Time to crack the password: 52 minutes

Also, NordPass says that a strong password includes at least 12 characters, mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols.