The National Center for Cybersecurity (NCSC) of the United Kingdom revealed on Sunday what are the most 'hacked' passwords.
The survey carried out by the center shows that many users They do not know how to avoid being victims of a cyber crime, since 42% of those interviewed expect to lose money due to electronic fraud. At the same time, only 15% know how to protect themselves from harmful Internet activity.
The study concludes that less than half of respondents use a secure password, most of which are very easy to guess, and accompanied their conclusions with a list of the 100,000 most 'hacked' passwords.
'123456' It is the least secure password of all, as it was used by 23.2 million people who were victims of cybercriminals. Follow '123456789' and 'qwerty', the first letters of the upper line of the keyboard, the word 'password' and '1111111'.
The report warns that It is dangerous to use the name of our football teams or our favorite bands to protect your confidential data.
More than 280,000 British Internet users who used the word 'liverpool' as password they were victims of a 'hack'. In the 'top 3' of the names of football teams used to protect personal data, 'chelsea' and 'arsenal' also appear.
Among the names of musical bands used as unsafe passwords, the first positions are occupied by 'Blink 182', '50 cent', 'Eminem', 'Metallica' and 'Slipknot'.
Also, Superman was revealed as the most popular character among the names used in passwords, followed by Naruto, Tigger, Pokemon and Batman.
"Be creative and use remindable words for you, so that people can not guess your password, "advises Ian Levy, technical director of the center, noting that it is advisable to combine three random words to protect our data.