Do you use a simple and easy-to-remember password for your online accounts? If so, you might want to change it as soon as possible. A report by NordPass, a password manager service, revealed the 20 most commonly used passwords in the Philippines.
The top 20 passwords used in the Philippines are:
As you can see, most of these passwords appear to be the default passwords, which could mean many users don’t bother changing them in the first place.
Moreover, these passwords are very weak and easy to guess. The top-used password, admin, takes less than a second to crack, according to NordPass. The other passwords are not much better, as they are either too short, too common, or too simple.
Using weak passwords exposes you to hackers and bad actors, who can steal your personal information, money, or identity. To protect yourself, it is highly recommended that you use strong passwords that are long, random, and unique for each account.
You can also use a password manager to generate and store your passwords securely. Additionally, you should enable other security methods, such as two-factor authentication (2FA) and passkeys, whenever possible.
You can also try this simple trick to improve your password security.
Remember, your password is the first line of defense for your online security. Don’t let hackers break it easily. Choose a strong password and change it regularly. Stay safe and secure online.
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