Confirmed: Your passwords still suck

Come on, just use a password manager already!

With large-scale security breaches more or less a permanent fixture of tech news, security practices among standard web users seem to be improving. But not very quickly, at least if NordPass's yearly report on the most common passwords is to be believed. According to the data gathered, hundreds of millions of people still use passwords that can be cracked more or less instantly, with 123456 taking the number one spot yet again. Over a hundred million accounts were found to be using it for the barest minimum of non-security.

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Michael Crider

Michael Crider

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