The 200 most common passwords in Canada have been revealed
Do you use one of the 200 most common passwords? A recently released study shows the most popular options, and warns that hackers won’t have a hard time breaking into your account with these passwords.
According to a report released this week by password management service NordPass, the most common and easiest password to guess this year is “123456,” followed by “password.”
The most common passwords on the top 200 list take less than a second to crack, NordPass said.
The report compiled the most common passwords from around the world. The people behind it claim to have analyzed data from 30 different countries.
The report shows that most Top 200 passwords there were repeated numbers, easy-to-type symbols and words like “qwerty” and pop culture references like “starwars”.
Here are the top 10 Canadian passwords:
- the guest
WHAT ARE THE REGIONAL DIFFERENCES?
When the data is broken down by country, there are some regional differences. For example, “guest” was a common password for Americans, while Canadians were more likely to use “123456”, with “guest” further down the list. Another example is the word “hockey” ranked at the top of the list as a common Canadian password. “Baseball” had the same place in the US
Similarly, in the UK, people searched for “Liverpool” and “arsenal”, while their Italian neighbors had words like “ciao” and “juventus”.
COMMON GENDER-BASED PASSWORDS
“Password” was the most common password for women in Canada, while men were more likely to use “123456.” Both passwords were in both lists, but in a different order.
The Canadian women’s chart also included “sunshine”, “Hudson”, “Shannon” and “sparti52”, none of which made the top 10 for men. “Password”, 12345″… were all common worldwide.
PASSWORD ISSUES REPORTING NOTES
People were inspired by certain events and ceremonies and used names and symbols as passwords. For example, “Oscars” – referring to the Oscars ceremony – was used 62,983 times and “batman” and “euphoria” were used 2,562,776 and 53,993 times, respectively, because they are inspired by movies and shows.
However, the most popular categories of all time were highlighted in the report as food, profanity, fashion brands, sports, movies, artists, cars and video games. For example, “fish” was used 8,574,307 times, the f-word 21,223,795 times and “tiffany” 14,767,880 times.
Reporting of this story was paid for by the Afghan Journalists in Residence Project funded by Meta.
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