Do you know the most common password in India? Here is the answer
New Delhi : India is growing digital with every passing day but when it comes to cyber security, a lot needs to be done yet. Research by NordPass has revealed that the most common password used in India is "password". The agencies and police constantly ask people to set a password that is difficult to crack, but it looks like people are not giving much of their attention to it.
Global password manager NordPass analysed passwords across 50 countries and the amount of time it takes to crack each one, according to 7 News.
In its research, it was found that the most common password in India is "password", followed by 12345, 123456, 123456789, 12345678, india123, 1234567890, 1234567, qwerty and abc123.
All of these passwords, with the exception of "india123", can be cracked in less than one second, according to NordPass. India123 is a password that would take 17 minutes to crack. While these time frames are only indicative, they still provide an idea of how secure the password is.
"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," said NordPass CEO Jonas Karklys in a statement.
"Unfortunately, passwords keep getting weaker, and people still don't maintain proper password hygiene," he said.
So what is your password? No, you do not have to reveal, but if it was something from the above-mentioned ones, change it right away.