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New year, time to update your passwords
Thu, 7th Jan 2021
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The most popular passwords of 2020 were easy-to-guess number combinations, such as 123456, the word password, qwerty, iloveyou, and other uncomplicated options.
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Average person has 100 passwords - study
Wed, 21st Oct 2020
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Average users now have around 100 passwords, a 25% increase from earlier this year, likely due to increased app downloads during lockdown, says NordPass.
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The most popular usernames of all time revealed
Fri, 25th Sep 2020
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Interestingly, usernames one would think might be quite common, such as admin or user, did not make the list of the 200 most popular usernames.
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10 billion records sit in unsecured databases - China leads the pack
Tue, 11th Aug 2020
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A white hat hacker hacker uncovered a total of 9517 unsecured databases worldwide, collectively containing more than 10 billion entries.
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Almost 10,000 unsecured databases with more than 10 billion credentials exposed
Thu, 30th Jul 2020
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Research has identified a total of 9,517 unsecured databases containing 10,463,315,645 entries with such data as emails, passwords, and phone numbers.
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NordPass releases new features on the back of extensive audit
Thu, 12th Mar 2020
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NordPass has launched new features for PCs and mobiles, including the ability to share passwords, as well as new mobile features and native apps.