Hi Guys,

I hope you’re doing great. We must urgently talk about passwords today. Think of your password as the lock securing your front door; if it’s not strong, you’re leaving your home vulnerable to intruders.

Using simple and easy-to-guess passwords can make your devices and accounts more susceptible to cyberattacks. Despite frequent warnings, many in the Incognito community continue to use weak passwords, such as ‘password’ or ‘1234’. Creating robust, one-of-a-kind passwords for your accounts is essential to safeguard your data.

Cyber News recently analyzed data from publicly leaked data breaches, examining around 15 billion passwords. Of these, only 2.2 billion were unique, demonstrating that millions worldwide use similar passwords based on their favourite sports teams, cities, foods, or birth year.

Here are the top 10 most common passwords in 2023:

  • 123456
  • 123456789
  • qwerty
  • password
  • 12345
  • qwerty123
  • 1q2w3e
  • 12345678
  • 111111
  • 1234567890

To keep your online accounts safe, follow these best practices for creating and maintaining strong passwords:

  • Use uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • Create passwords that are at least 12 characters long.
  • Avoid using easily guessable information, such as names, birthdays, or common words.
  • Refrain from using the same passwords across multiple accounts.
  • Update your passwords regularly, at least every 3-6 months.
  • Consider using a passphrase – a sequence of random words that are easier to remember but difficult to crack.
  • Use a reputable password manager to generate and store unique passwords for each account.

Please share this information with your loved ones to promote healthy password practices. As always, don’t hesitate to contact our Privacy Care Team with any questions or concerns.

Best regards,