Experts have warned against using some common passwords across apps because they increase the likelihood of being hacked.
According to a study from the card payment company Dojo, many people tend to use similar passwords with only one number or one letter difference.
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The study looked at 100,000 hacked passwords from Britain’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) and then divided them into more than 30 categories. People often set passwords that belong to certain subject groups, most commonly pet names or containing phrases like baby, love or angel.
According to the NCSC, common passwords to stay away from are numbers like “123456” (23.2 million users), “123456789” (7.7 million users) and “1111111” (3.1 million users) ). Also, avoid setting passwords with content related to sports, cars, food, colors, cities and countries.
There is much literature showing that cybercrime is on the rise, especially as payment options are increasingly digitized. Cybercrime has increased by 600% since the Covid pandemic. In the UK, 80% of organizations experienced at least one cyber attack in 2019.
However, by improving your passwords, you can greatly reduce your risk of being attacked by threat actors. You should also take extra security measures such as choosing a password generated by 1Password or using 3D Secure authentication for online credit and debit card transactions.
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