Last updated: November 21, 2022 at 15:42 UTC+01:00
A recent study conducted by a password management solutions company north pass Samsung determined that, resp “Samsung” with a small S, is one of the most commonly used passwords in at least 30 countries. This endangers the security of millions of users worldwide.
Use the name of your favorite smartphone/TV/appliance brand, ie Samsung, since a password isn’t the worst offender, but this trend has gained popularity in recent years. While “Samsung” The password ranked 198th in popularity in 2019, rose to 189th in 2020 and 78th in 2021, and broke the top 100 mark last year.
The most commonly used password is “Password,” which was reportedly chosen by nearly 5 million users. Other commonly used passwords are “123456”, “123456789”, and “Guest.” As for “Samsung” It turns out it’s not the only branded password used by countless users online. Other brands like Tiffany, Nike and Adidas are also popular. It has been noticed that some car enthusiasts use passwords like “Kia” and “Mini.” (above Naver)
7-digit passwords like “Samsung” can be decrypted in 7 seconds
Whether people use “Samsung” with an uppercase letter or a lowercase “S” as a password doesn’t seem to make much of a difference for security reasons. According to the recent report, a simple and predictable password can be decrypted in less than 1 second. Combining lowercase and uppercase letters with numbers can also produce different results. Decrypting a 7-digit password that combines all these elements can take about 7 seconds, while decrypting an 8-digit password takes about 7 minutes.
The research company found that most commonly used passwords can be decrypted in less than a second because they are short and contain only numbers or letters with no capital letters.
The moral of the story is that you should not use “Samsung” or “samsung” as a password when creating a new account, whether it is a member account or any other account. Countless other users thought this was a smart idea, and their passwords turned out to be the easiest to predict and crack.