may 2023
  Devoteam Cyber Trust

Prevention starts with creating a password

Data breaches and cyber attacks are becoming increasingly common. To keep your online identity and private information secure, it is essential to pay attention to your passwords.

One of the key elements of a password is its uniqueness. But some passwords are anything but unique. Here we highlight some of the most commonly used passwords worldwide.


TOP 10 Most Used Passwords Worldwide:

  1. 123456
  2. 123456789
  3. qwerty
  4. password
  5. 12345
  6. qwerty123
  7. 1q2w3e
  8. 12345678
  9. 111111
  10. 1234567890

Most frequent themes in passwords

To create simple and memorable combinations for accessing websites, many people choose to associate them with something they can easily remember. But this doesn't make the password unique: in fact, it's exactly the opposite!

These are the most common themes, according to some studies*. If you use something like this in your own combinations, you may want to think twice.

  • Dates - such as birthday, date of password creation, or a special date
  • First names
  • Sports clubs/athletes
  • "Swear words"
  • Seasons of the year/ Days of the week/Months of the year
  • Foods/Favorite dishes/drinks

Conclusion: How to have secure passwords?

To keep your passwords secure, they should all be unique and difficult to decipher. In fact, the best passwords are those you don't need to remember. For this reason, we strongly recommend that people use password managers. These easy-to-use tools create very complex passwords that you don't even need to remember.

Here are some of the main tips to remember when creating passwords:


Use a long password.


Don't make passwords easy to guess.


Avoid using common words in your passwords. Be creative.


Don't save passwords in your browser.


Keep your passwords secret.


One account, one password.


Double up on your login protection.


Use a password manager to remember all your passwords.


* Cybernews source.









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