Worst passwords of 2020

las peores contraseñas de 2020

This very interesting 2020 ends, full of challenges, ups and downs and many emotions, but apparently humans are creatures of habit and the company ESET, a leader in anti-malware and cybersecurity protection solutions, announces its list of the most insecure passwords of 2020 , showing that we continue to use the same access passwords from last year, just as insecure and simple.

Nordpass reveals the most common passwords of the year on its blog, being very similar to previous years, if not the same.


Very simple passwords and very easy to break such as:

  • 12345
  • 123456789
  • 987654321
  • password
  • qwerty
  • 1234
  • 00000
  • qwertyuiop

among others…

The problem with this list of passwords is that they are very common and any password detection program can crack it in seconds. Recall that hackers use automated programs to try to guess the password and try existing password databases as well as dictionary words. It is according to its degree of complexity that a program achieves in seconds, minutes or hours to decipher the password.

The purpose of a password is that it cannot be guessed or cracked by this automated software.

This is accomplished by strong and secure passwords.

How do you build a strong password? Follow these tips to build an impenetrable password:

How to buid a strong password:

  1. Please use at least 8 characters in your password.

  2. Use uppercase and lowercase letters randomly.

  3. Use symbols or special characters like # $ @ _)>

  4. Don’t use dictionary words

  5. Do not use words highly related to yourself such as name, date of birth, etc.

  6. Do not use the same password for all your logins. Get unique passwords.

Apply these rules to all your passwords: personal, banks, your hosting, email etc.

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