Wed 23 November 2022:
According to a recent analysis by password management solution provider Nordpass, Samsung, or rather “samsung” with a lowercase S, is among the most frequently used passwords in at least 30 countries.
According to SamMobile, using your TV, home appliance, or smartphone brand’s name as a password, like Samsung, is not the worst offense, but it has gained popularity in recent years.
The “samsung” password was the 198th most popular in 2019, but it moved up to the 189th position in 2020 and the 78th position in 2021, surpassing the top-100 mark last year.
In the case of “samsung,” it turns out that it is not the only brand-based password used by a large number of online users.
A recent study found that while a simple and predictable password may be cracked in less than a second, a combination of lowercase, uppercase, and digits can also produce variable results.
A seven-digit password containing all of those elements can be decrypted in about seven seconds, while an eight-digit password takes about seven minutes, said the report.
According to the research firm’s findings, the majority of frequently used passwords can be cracked in under a second since they are brief and contain just lowercase or capital letters or numbers.
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