According to research conducted by NordPass, the most common password used in Australia is ‘123456’. In fact, it is actually the most commonly used password 43 of the 50 countries that were examined.
Here Are The Top 20 Most Commonly Used Passwords In Australia:
How Secure Are Your Passwords?
Hive Systems has created a table that indicates how fast it would be for a hacker to crack your password. Discover the risk of your passwords in the table below:
|Number of Characters||Numbers Only||Lowercase Letters||Uppercase & Lowercase Letters||Numbers, Uppercase & Lowercase Letters||Numbers, Uppercase & Lowercase Letters, Symbols|
|7||Instantly||Instantly||2 secs||7 secs||31 secs|
|8||Instantly||Instantly||2 mins||7 mins||31 secs|
|9||Instantly||10 secs||1 hour||7 hours||2 days|
|10||Instantly||4 mins||3 days||3 weeks||5 months|
|11||Instantly||2 hours||5 months||3 years||34 years|
|12||2 secs||2 days||24 years||200 years||3k years|
|13||19 secs||2 months||1k years||12k years||202k years|
|14||3 mins||4 years||64k years||750k years||16m years|
|15||32 mins||100 years||3m years||46m years||1bn years|
|16||5 hours||3k years||173m years||3bn years||92bn years|
|17||2 days||69k years||9bn years||179bn years||7tn years|
|18||3 weeks||2m years||467bn years||11tn years||438tn years|
Is Your Password On This List?
It’s time to increase your password hygiene with a few easy steps. Here at Cloud Voice & Data, we recommend you:
- Use a password generator online to create a complex password.
- Store all multiple & unique passwords in a password manager.
- Use multi-factor authentication; phone message, biometric authentication etc.
Do you need more help with your password management?
Contact one of our friendly team members for more advice below.