Despite constant warnings from cybersecurity experts, millions of Britons still use passwords that are extremely easy to guess. A new survey from NordPass, a password manager, shared the list of most commonly used passwords in the UK, and results show that many of us don’t listen to important advice urging to us to create better passwords for our personal data. In 2022, “password” became the most commonly used password, beating last year’s winner “123456”, which has dropped to second place.
Sharing the results of its research NordPass found that password creation trends differ among different countries and by gender, and is even affected by pop culture trends.
In the UK, they noted the following as the most common passwords:
If your password is on this list, this could be a major problem, as cyber security experts warn that your accounts could be hacked in less than a second, in 83 percent of these instances.
Over 4.9 million people globally use “password” as their password, with variations like “password1” and “password123” being very popular.
Sports-related passwords are also extremely popular, with “liverpool” is the fourth most common password in the UK, “arsenal” ranking sixth, and “chelsea” being 11th.
For users to better secure their personal information, NordPass highlighted a few essential tips: