QUESTION: What were the top passwords leaked during 2020 data breaches?
We recently came across a new report looking at 275,699,516 passwords leaked during 2020 data breaches – it found that the most common passwords are incredibly easy to guess – and it could take less than a second or two for attackers to break into accounts using these credentials. Only 44% of those recorded were considered “unique.”
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ANSWER: The most popular passwords from those 2020 data breaches included “123456,” “123456789,” “password,” and “12345678.” Read more about the report.