Microsoft wants you to ditch your password. For good, this time.

Jakkal said there are 579 password attacks every second, which amounts to about 18 billion annually; one reason that occurs is that internet users tend to create basic passwords.

According to security firm NordPass, “123456” was the most commonly used password in 2020, followed by “123456789.”

Several apps have stepped forward to help users manage their passwords, including NordPass, 1Password and LastPass.

To bolster your password security without a manager app, NordPass advises creating passwords for each account, and using a mix of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers and symbols to make them tougher to crack.

USA Today


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