You shouldn’t use them: the passwords hackers test when attacking an account

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Brian Adam
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If you have an Internet account, be it in a social network, an email, in the bank or in a virtual store, surely you opted for a simple and easy-to-remember password at some point; However, you should know that, by resorting to this practice, you are giving hackers what they need to take over your accounts. For this reason, a study that compiled the first five passwords that virtual criminals test when attacking any device became relevant..

F-Secure is a security company that has a series of servers scattered around the world that serve as hooks for cybercriminals. Its function is to check which servers are the most attacked, making hackers believe that it is a specific device. In this way, they manage to recognize the passwords that they usually try.

According to the company, the five keys that these subjects first test, when trying to enter a device, are:

  • Admin
  • 12345
  • Default
  • Password
  • Root

F-Secure ensures that in recent months there has been an increase in attacks, especially on IoT devices. Connected home devices are often vulnerable, since through them a series of computers can be created that are used to attack a specific network.

If you want to feel safe when browsing the internet or when using devices that depend on it, you must change the passwords of your equipment when you buy them. To make things easier, you can opt for password managers, a feature that saves multiple keys and is available from Apple, Google, or Microsoft.

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