Anyone who is computer literate must have had the need to choose a password. We all know that complex passwords are harder to crack. Some apps and websites even require users to add numbers, capital letters, or even symbols to make the password strong. Others insist that the password must have no less than a certain number of letters. You will be interested to know that some people are very lazy when choosing a password. Some use their names or date of birth as passwords. They are very easy to guess. However, did you know that some people are so lazy to choose a password that they use company names? Well, yes, “Samsung” is one of the most used passwords.
A study by password management solutions company Nordpass reveals that “Samsung” or “samsung” is one of the most commonly used passwords in at least 30 countries. This puts the security of millions of users around the world at risk.
Using the name of your favorite smartphone/TV/device brand, such as ‘Samsung’, as a password is not the worst threat. However, this is a trend that has been gaining popularity over the past few years. The password “samsung” ranked 198th in 2019. But it also climbed the rankings to 189th in 2020 and 78th in 2021, dropping out of the top 100 last year.
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The most used password is “password” which is said to be chosen by nearly 5 million users. Other commonly used passwords are “123456”, “123456789” and “guest”. As for “samsung,” it turns out that’s not the only brand password that countless netizens adopt. Other brands such as Tiffany, Nike and Adidas are also popular. Some car enthusiasts have been caught using codes like “kia” and “mini”.
Whether people use uppercase or lowercase “samsung” for passwords doesn’t seem to make much of a difference in security. According to recent reports, it takes less than 1 second to decrypt a simple and predictable password. Combining lowercase and uppercase letters with numbers also produces different results. Cracking a 7-digit code that combines all these elements can take about 7 seconds. However, an 8-digit code will take about 7 minutes.
When creating a new account, membership or otherwise, it would be wise not to use “Samsung” or “Samsung”. This is because the password is the easiest to guess and crack.