Canada’s top 200 passwords that you might be using

Canada’s top 200 passwords that you might be using

Do you use one of Canada’s most common 200 passwords? A recent report reveals the most popular passwords, and warns that hackers don’t have trouble getting into accounts with these passwords.

A recent report reveals Canada's most popular passwords, and warns that hackers don't have trouble getting into accounts with these passwords.

A recent report reveals Canada’s most popular passwords, and warns that hackers don’t have trouble getting into accounts with these passwords.

According to the report released this week by NordPass, the most common and easiest passwords to guess this year are “123456,” followed by “password.”

NordPass says the easiest passwords on the top 200 list take less than one second to crack.

The study curated the most common passwords around the world. Those behind it say they analyzed data for 30 different countries.

The study reveals that most of the top 200 passwords were repeated numbers, common symbols and words like “qwerty,” and pop culture references like “starwars.”

These are the Canada’s top 10 passwords:

  1.  123456
  2.  password
  3.  54321
  4.  123456789
  5.  guest
  6.  qwerty
  7.  111111
  8.  1234567
  9.  12345
  10.  abc123

WHAT ARE THE REGIONAL DIFFERENCES?

Breaking the data down by country, there are a minimal differences. For example is the word “hockey” ranked toward the top of the list as a common Canadian password. “Baseball” held the same spot in the U.S.

Similarly, in the U.K., people went for “Liverpool” and “Arsenal,” while residents of Italy had words like “ciao” and “Juventus.”

COMMON PASSWORDS BASED ON GENDER

“Password” was most commonly used for Canadian women, while men were more likely to use “123456.” Both passwords were on both lists.

High on the women’s list in Canada were also the passwords “sunshine,” “Hudson,” “Shannon,” and “sparti52,” none of which made the men’s top 10. The ones that were popular with Canadian men like “123456”, “password”, 12345”… were all common globally.

PASSWORD THEMES NOTED IN THE REPORT

People were inspired by local and regional events and ceremonies. They also used the names and symbols as passwords. For example, “Oscars” – referring to the Oscars ceremony — was used 62,983 times and “Batman” and “ Euphoria” were used 2,562,776 and 53,993 times.

But, the most popular passwords highlighted in the report are food, swear words, fashion brands, sports, movies, artists, cars and video games. As an example, “fish” was used 8,574,307 times, the f-word was used 21,223,795 times and “tiffany” was used 14,767,880 times.

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