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NordVPN’s list shows how often each password has been exposed and used, and how long it would take for hackers or an algorithm to crack it. It also compares the popularity of each of the worst passwords compared to where it stood in 2019 last year. You can check the full list on NordVPN’s site.
It’s fun to laugh at the passwords in the list, but the security risks are real. Understandably, many people tend to pick easy passwords they can remember, so it’s no wonder options like names, simple numbers and words, qwerty, and sports are the most popular. However, you don’t have to worry about remembering passwords (and thus constantly choosing easy-to-hack passwords) if you have a password manager.
A dedicated password manager can keep all your passwords safeand fill them in automatically when you need them so you never have to remember them again. Many can also help you create secure new passwords to replace any problems. Password managers usually only cost a few dollars a month and are well worth the cost.