Here Are 2020’s Most Popular Passwords
Most of us have had to be on some sort of virtual call or conference or, perhaps, even a social event online this year. But before you get to that Zoom or Teams meeting, you may have to remember your log in credentials.
It is always an issue, at least for me, each month when we are asked to come up with a new password for our email here at the radio station. You never want a password that is too obvious or a password that you forget right after you log out off of your phone or computer. But what do most people choose for their password in a pandemic year?
According to at least one report, the top ten worst secret words or phrases for 2020 is pretty similar to last year. In the top spot is 1-2-3-4-5-6, with more than two-and-a-half million users. In second place is 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 with nearly one million users. Password itself also made the list, along with 1-1-1-1-1-1 and 1-2-3-1-2-3.
So what is your go to for passwords on a new site or device? The more accounts that I have, the more I am trying to write them down and keep them somewhere safe. I am still doing some of our family bills old school. I like to write checks and send them in the mail but I have been doing a good job of more of that online. But each site I use, I try to use a similar or different password just in case someone tries to hack my stuff.
2020 has forced many of us to be more tech savvy than we were even a year ago. I don't mind being on a virtual call every now and again, but nothing beats seeing live music or being with family in person. Let's hope we can crack the COVID-19 code soon!