These were the 20 most used passwords in 2021 … believe it or not

These days it is no longer a secret that digital passwords are more than just a credential to access hundreds of online services.

In reality they are passwords with which users (in theory) should protect the large amount of data, content and increasingly sensitive information that they leave day by day with their web browsing.

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The truth is that in the middle of 2021 the choice of strong passwords seems to be the thing of a few people across the planet.

The need for secure passwords responds to the high incidence of digital crime. According to the Latin American Threat Panorama 2021 of the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, in Mexico, an average of 299 cyberattacks are registered every minute, the second highest figure in Latin America just below the 1,390 attempts of digital crimes reported in Brazil every 60 seconds.

The most used (and least secure) passwords of 2021

Although these figures (which are replicated around the world) should turn on the alerts of all companies and users, the truth is that a new report that reveals which are the most used passwords during 2021.

This study, signed by Awful Password Lis, makes a count of the most used passwords during the last twelve months, which, far from being absurd as they may seem, put on the table the little detail that as users we continue to give to these access codes that they actually protect our integrity in the digital world.

Without further ado, we share the 20 most used passwords during this year that is about to end:

  1. 123456
  2. 123456789
  3. 12345
  4. qwerty
  5. password
  6. 12345678
  7. 111111
  8. 123123
  9. 1234567890
  10. 1234567
  11. qwerty123
  12. 000000
  13. 1q2w3e
  14. aa12345678
  15. abc123
  16. password1
  17. 1234
  18. qwertyuiop
  19. 123321
  20. password123

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