Experts evaluated four terabytes of password data. If you find your own password on the list, you should take care of security as soon as possible.

123456 – if you have such a password, you don't care about security.

 Is your password included? Then you should change it quickly

Such insecure passwords are within …

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… cracked within seconds.

That's what

  • An analysis of password data reveals the worst passwords.

  • If you find one of your passwords on the list, you should act.

  • Secure passwords are long, complex and for everyone Service different.

There are around 120,000 online accounts in Switzerland with a password of 123456. This is the conclusion reached by an analysis of leaked passwords that were analyzed by specialists. A total of around four terabytes of data were evaluated.

But not only the string of numbers 123456 is one of the worst passwords of the year. 1234, qwerty, 111111, hello, password, daniel or andrea also appear in the worst-of lists. This is not surprising, because a noticeable number of people use their own name, according to the website of the password manager provider Nordpass.

This is how a password works

Why that is unreasonable: Most of the passwords on the list mentioned are cracked in a few or even less than a second. But what actually makes a good password?

Secure passwords according to the platform for internet security, iBarry.ch:

– Are long, at least twelve characters long.
– Consists of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.
– Can not be found in any dictionary.
– Do not contain any dates or names of you or your family.
– Are unique and individual for each account.

Is your password included?

Here are the top 30 most insecure passwords used in Switzerland. In addition to the password, you can also see how often it occurs within examined passwords that have been leaked. The full list has been published here. If your password is included, you should change it as soon as possible.

1. 123456 = 129,885 times
2. 123456789 = 33,981 times
3.12345 = 21,833 times
4. password = 20,212 times
5. 12345678 = 18,642 times
6. 1234 = 14,661 times
7. qwerty = 13,906 times
8. 1234567 = 10,460 times
9. yuantuo = 10,216 times
10. 111111 = 10,175 times
11. 123123 = 8814 times
12. 1234567890 = 7564 times
13. abc123 = 6986 times
14. 000000 = 5419 times
15. 654321 = 4803 times
16. 666666 = 4800 times
17. hello = 4715 times
18. password = 4309 times
19. daniel = 3912 times
20. 123 = 3889 times
21. soleil = 3817 times
22. 123qwe = 3788 times 23. dragon = 3781 times
24. 123321 = 3714 times
25. 1q2w3e4r = 3656 times
26. qwertz = 3620 times
27. 121212 = 3417 times
28. password1 = 3307 times
29. andrea = 3116 times
30. portugal = 3020 times

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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