These are the most used passwords. If you are using any of them, you should change it

When creating any user account on the Internet and social networks, a strong login password is always the basis. Today, hackers attack accounts in a variety of ways, but sometimes they just need to use a list of the most used passwords to crack a password. Hence the portal Reader`s Digest published an article about the most common passwords you should definitely not use.

The most used passwords in Slovakia

Internet security is already very important nowadays. When using social networks, there are still fraudsters who steal sensitive information about users. The basis is a strong and unique password. It is known that many users enter completely primitive passwords when registering, which hackers can crack in a few seconds. On the page NordPass we therefore searched for the 20 most used passwords in Slovakia:

  • 123456
  • 12345678
  • 123456789
  • 110110jp
  • 000000
  • 1234
  • password
  • 12345
  • 111111
  • martin
  • password
  • veronika
  • 666666
  • qwerty
  • monika
  • 123123
  • Dominica
  • milacik
  • 123
  • killer

Hackers also use data from such sites to guess account passwords. Of course, there are a number of similar portals on the Internet where such information can be found. However, more clever fraudsters can find out your password using other methods. First of all, experts recommend avoiding a series of numbers, such as 123456. It is also recommended not to include names of cities, months, names of animals and family members in passwords. The date of birth of the user can also be found out from the information on Google. This information should also not be included in the password.

After being attacked by a hacker, although the user can change his password, some attackers publish this data on websites dark web. Other fraudsters also draw information from there when attacking accounts. In the worst case, hackers can program themselves job, which automatically enters random passwords and tries to find the right one. The main difference between a human and a computer is that the robot can try several thousand passwords per second. That is why it is necessary to use more complex passwords during registration.

Fake sites | Source: TheHackerNews.com

Another simple way, according to experts, is right phishing campaign. It works on the principle of displaying fake pages on which, after logging in, fraudsters store your data in their own database. On a social network Facebook such frauds occur very often. If you’ve ever received an email asking if you’ve changed your password recently, it’s probably another form of attack. The creativity of hackers can sometimes really surprise.

How to find out if someone has stolen your account and how to prevent it?

It’s really easy to find out if someone has stolen your login information. Very often, after a successful attack, fraudsters try to immediately change the login password so that you cannot get into the account. In this case, we recommend changing the password again using an e-mail address or phone number.

When choosing a proper password, it is definitely necessary to pay attention to its diversity and uniqueness. Security experts say they can’t even remember some of their own passwords. Online sites or applications that can randomly generate a unique and good password can definitely help you create a strong password. It would be ideal if you use a separate login password for each account you create.

You can even save all passwords in security applications or in the Google Chrome browser. To edit passwords in the browser Chrome just open your profile and section Password manager. There you will see all used and saved passwords.

For additional security, it is possible to activate two-factor authentication, which will send you a phone number every time you log in SMS with a verification code. There are many ways and applications to create the right password or better secure accounts. Now it’s up to you which one you choose.


Source: MojAndroid.sk by www.mojandroid.sk.

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