DeviceLock cybersecurity experts told which logins and passwords were the most popular in 2019, as well as the risks associated with their use, reports Izvestia.
After analyzing about five billion combinations of usernames and passwords that were made publicly available due to massive data leaks, experts found that most often passwords consist of the simplest key combinations, such as ‘123456’ and ‘qwerty’ in various variations, and also ‘password’ or ‘111111’.
In the Russian segment of the Network, the most common variants of logins and passwords in Cyrillic are ‘parol’ (“password”), ‘qwerty’ in the Russian-language layout, ‘Ya’ (“I”), ‘lyubov’ (“love”) and ‘privet’ (“hello”).
As the technical director of DeviceLock Ashot Oganesyan notes, the use of simple and common combinations of letters and numbers gives attackers the ability to easily know a password. If the same usernames and passwords are set for different user services, the cracker will easily gain access to all at once.