The world’s most hacked passwords

If that’s tough to remember, I’d recommend a line from a book or a song – and also do not be afraid to have a physical book for your passwords. As long as you keep this separately from your devices and not in a text file on your desktop, it’s actually pretty secure.

I love this advice. Keeping passwords in a physical notebook is a great solution for a lot of people. Like my mom. She’s quite illiterate when it comes to computers, and it quickly became obvious that using a password manager software would be overwhelming for her. So I sat down with her one day, and we created unique random passwords for all of her accounts by hand and wrote them down in a notebook. Let’s face it: for most people, the hacker is rarely inside the house. Managing your passwords this way is much more secure than using weaker passwords that are easier to remember.

And yes, 123456 is still the world’s most used password in 2019.