A report published by NordPass disclosed which are the most used passwords in Brazil and in the world in 2022. In our country, the first place in the ranking did not bring many surprises, counting on the password “123456” as the most popular. The list, however, had room for an unusual combination, with the word “Brazil” ranking second.
The study carried out by the company listed the 200 most common results of passwords used in Brazil. In addition to the fact that few letters appear in the list, attention is also drawn to the number of variations of the classic combination “123456” which can be viewed below.
Another curious fact is that, in addition to Brazil, four other countries also had this same password as the number one in their ranking. They are: Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Spain.
Check out the list of the 10 most used passwords in Brazil in 2022:
“Password” is the most used password in the world
Apart from Brazil, 29 other countries had their data classified by the company, which used a 3TB database with credentials exposed in security incidents to carry out its analysis.
Spearheaded by independent researchers, the study classified the data on a global scale, but also by countries and genders. Furthermore, the report has also been categorized into topics like sports, artist names, movies, etc. Which shows how pop culture can influence the choice of user data protection.
Among the main passwords with movie names, for example, are the combinations “joker”; “Star Wars”🇧🇷 “spiderman” and “matrix”🇧🇷 When it comes to names of artists and bands, some of the most common results are the words “u2”🇧🇷 “Eminem”🇧🇷 “gaga”🇧🇷 “miley” and “metallica”🇧🇷
Check out the list of the 10 most used passwords in the world in 2022:
Passwords show difficulty in cybersecurity
Despite the importance of password managers and the two factor authentication being subjects already widely discussed, it is notorious how the use of weak passwords is still very common among the population.
Using easy-to-remember sequences of numbers and words, users end up opting for standard combinations, which are easily deciphered by brute force techniques.
To get an idea, according to the reports from NordPass of the last three yearsthe passwords “123456” (2001), “123456” (2000) and “12345” (2009) were the most used worldwide.
In addition, the lists bring combinations and very similar words, which do not bet on variations of uppercase and lowercase letters, special characters and numbers to make them stronger.
With information: NordPass