News Password 123456 was discovered 7 million times among a billion leaked credentials

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In most cases, users choose simplified passwords using only letters or numbers.

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But password length was not the only problem discovered by Hackchill. According to the Turkish researcher, the password complexity was also low, since only 12% of the passwords contained special characters. In most cases, users chose simplified passwords using only uppercase letters (29% of all passwords), lowercase (26%) or numbers (13%). Thus, about 68% of the total number of passwords out of 1 billion data were vulnerable to brute force attacks.
 
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