sEsame “123456”, “123456789” and “azerty” are the three most used passwords in France
Be careful with the passwords you choose. Illustrative photo — ALLILI MOURAD/SIPA
What are the most used passwords in France and which ones will yield most easily to attacks from a hacker? Like every year, the NordPass password manager took stock by delivering the 200 most commonly used passwords in France and around the world. The warnings to find a strong password do nothing about it. “Compared to data observed in 2021, 73% of the 200 most common passwords in 2022 remain the same” explained the manager at; TF1 Info. And to add: “83% of the passwords on this year’s list can be cracked in less than a second.”
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Too simple combinations or words
The French didn’t invent anything; in terms of password. They have no more imagination than their Spanish, Canadian or Slovak counterparts. In France, as in these countries, “123456” is the most common password. In second position, we find a variant that will not pose more problems for the user. a hacker: “123456789”. The easy “ azerty ” completes the podium. If we're having fun typing further on the keyboard, we get “azertyuiop”, in fifth position, just behind “1234561”.
If we stick to the top 10, the ranking continues with “avf2013”, “loulou”, “”000000”, “password” and “doudou”. We are also entitled to; a darling in 19th position. Beyond combinations of numbers and letters, we point to simple names like “sun” (14th), “””horse” (17th) or “ hello” (18th).
Do not reuse passwords
If “password ” is the most used password. all countries combined, it comes in 9th position in our country. It places itself in front of its French translation “ motdepasse” in 13th position. À note the presence of a city, Marseille, in 11th position. Sometimes users use their own first or last name to secure an account. The three most used first names are: Camille (24th), Nicolas (25th) and Thomas (31st).
NordPass gives advice on how to better secure its accounts. The manager recommends long and complex passwords, and never to reuse them. Otherwise, a hacker can obtain the combination of an email and an associated password. and apply the formula on multiple websites.