The Danger of Weak Passwords!
You have to believe that even weak passwords can easily put you at risk. Choosing the right and strong password is very important to protect your personal, social media or work accounts. Negligence in this matter cannot be denied the chances of becoming vulnerable within a short period of time. Because one of the mistakes people make is choosing a password that can be easily hacked by cybercriminals.
Many people do not pay attention to the strength of passwords. Use passwords that are easy to remember or simple. But, it doesn’t even take a minute for hackers to crack such passwords…! A report by NordPass revealed a list of 20 most used passwords by Indians and claimed that it would take hackers a long time to crack them. Here is a list of those 20 passwords.
The company that lists these passwords also mentions the time required to crack them. Most of these passwords don’t even take 1 second to get. Remaining 5 minutes for Pass@123, 1 year for Admin@123, 3 hours for India@123, 34 minutes for admin@123, 17 minutes for Pass@1234, Abcd@1234, Abcd@123 and UNKNOWN, 10 minutes for Welcome@123, 11 seconds for admin123 , this report states that Password@123 may require 2 seconds.
Once you have someone keep this password or have a similar weak password, it is best to immediately change it to a strong password.
Read In English : Top 20 most-used passwords in India and time they can be cracked