India's Most Popular Passwords | Research Study | 2YODOINDIA

India’s Most Popular Passwords | Research Study

In India, the most popular password is “password” and not “123456” as has been mostly said. Japan is the only other country that had the same top password as India, as per new research. Other common passwords people use in India are “iloveyou”, “krishna”, “sairam” and “omsairam”, among many others.

According to new research by NordPass which is a proprietary password manager, predictable numerical and keyboard sequences are particularly popular in India.

As per Research :

“Passwords such as 12345 and variations of qwerty were ranked high up in the lists. Worldwide, these combinations are also quite popular, as well as localised versions of qwerty “.

Names and loving words were rather popular in India both among men and women.

Some other common passwords in India are 123456789, 12345678, india123, qwerty, abc123, xxx, Indya123, [email protected], 123123, abcd1234 and 1qaz.

The Indian password list has similar trends as many countries, but also has its differences.

India is one of only a few countries that have a different number one password `password`, and 43 out of 50 analysed countries had `123456` as the number one password.

“Qwerty” and its variations are particularly popular in India.

As per Research Note :

“In addition to that, other letter combinations, formed by hitting the keyboard in vertical or horizontal order are very popular,”.

Names are also very popular among both men and women, like “rahul”, “sanjay”, “puneet” and many others.

Loving words in English are also quite common, particularly among women, like “iloveyou”, “sweetheart”, “lovely”, “sunshine”, and many more.

The research also shows how weak the top passwords, are indicating the time it would take the hacker to crack that password.

62 passwords out of the 200 can be crack in less than a second.

That`s 31% whereas globally, the percentage is 84.5%.

If you found your password on the list, make sure to change it to a unique and strong password.

Use a password generator online or in your password manager app to create a truly complex one.

Research Noted :

“Nowadays, an average person has around 100 accounts, therefore, it would be impossible to remember all the passwords if they are indeed unique and complex. Password managers are a great solution for that,”

Whether it`s biometric authentication, phone message, or a physical key, it`s always a good idea to add an additional security layer on top of your password.


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