Do you know which is the most popular password, especially in India. It is "password" and not "123456" as has been widely speculated.
Interestingly, Japan is the only other country that had the same popular password as India, says a new research. Other common passwords people use in India are "iloveyou", "krishna", "sairam" and "omsairam", among others.
According to a new research by NordPass, a proprietary password manager, predictable numerical and keyboard sequences are particularly popular in India.
"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 (for example, aazerty' in French speaking countries)," the research showed.
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, 1qaz@WSX, 123123, abcd1234 and 1qaz. Overall, the Indian password list has similar trends as many countries, but also has its differences.
India is one of only a few countries that has a different number one password -- 'password', whereas 43 out of 50 analysed countries had '123456' as the number one password. "Qwerty" and its variations are particularly popular in India.
Names are also very popular among both men and women. Loving words in English are also quite common, particularly among women, for example "iloveyou", "sweetheart", "lovely", "sunshine", and more.
The research showed that in India, 62 passwords out of the 200 could be cracked in less than a second.
"It's important to understand that passwords are the gateway to our digital lives, and with us spending more and more time online, it's becoming enormously important to take better care of our cybersecurity," says Jonas Karklys, CEO of NordPass.
Now, if you find your password on the list, make sure to change it to a unique one at the earliest.
- PTC News with agency inputs