The most common passwords of 2023, including “123456” and “admin,” have been exposed, leaving millions vulnerable to hacking. Cybersecurity researchers, in collaboration with NordPass, warn users to adopt unique and secure passwords. Hackers can breach accounts with weak passwords in seconds. The study, analyzing 4.3TB of leaked data, highlights the importance of password managers and mentions the promising role of FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance in developing passkeys as a secure alternative. Despite advancements, the transition away from traditional passwords is expected to take time.

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