The Most Common Passwords are Still Terrible

It feels like a broken record, but still in 2023 people are choosing bad passwords.  As reported at, NordVPN researched the most common passwords used in 2022, and the results are not good

The most common password on the list is “password,” with nearly five million uses.  Seriously, in 2022?

Next comes “123456,” with 1.5 million and if you add a “789″ on the end of that one, you have the third most used password on Nord’s list.

Remember, the best passwords are long random strings that really have no meaning to you.  And the only way, which also happens to be the easiest way, is to use a password manager.

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