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A recent study conducted by Nordpass, a password management solutions company, determined that “Samsung”, or “Samsung”, is one of the most commonly used passwords in at least 30 countries/regions, one of the most commonly used passwords in at least 30 countries/regions. This puts the security of millions of users worldwide at risk.

Using the name of a favorite smartphone/TV/household appliance brand, such as “Samsung”, as a password is not the worst threat, but this trend has become increasingly popular over the past few years. The “Samsung” password ranked 198th in 2019, but it has also risen in rank, ranking 189th in 2020 and 78th in 2021, breaking the top 100 in the last year.

The most used password is “password”, which is said to be chosen by nearly 5 million users. Other frequently used passwords are “123456”, “123456789” and “guest”. As for “Samsung”, it turns out that it is not the only brand-based password adopted by countless users on the web. Other brands, such as Tiffany, Nike and Adidas, are also popular. Some car enthusiasts have been found to use passwords such as “KIA” and “mini”.

Whether people use “Samsung” in all caps or “Samsung” in lowercase as a password, it doesn’t seem to make much of a difference to security. According to recent reports, a simple and predictable password can be decrypted in less than 1 second. Combining lowercase and uppercase letters with numbers also produces different results. A 7-digit password that combines all of these elements can take about 7 seconds to crack, while an 8-digit password can take about 7 minutes.

The research firm found that because they are short and consist only of numbers or letters without any capital letters, most commonly used passwords can be cracked in less than 1 second.

When creating a new account, be it a member account or otherwise, it would be wise not to use “Samsung” or “Samsung” as a password, as it is most likely to be predicted and cracked.

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