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Thousands of Ukrainians use passwords that take seconds to hack

November 20, 2021 1:04 amby Daryna Antoniuk

According to a 2021 survey by the password manager NordPass, the most popular password in Ukraine this year was “qwerty.” The password is used by 370,000 Ukrainians. It also takes one second to crack.

Other easy-to-hack passwords widely used in Ukraine include the world’s most-popular option “123456," as well as local names such as “Marina” and “Ruslan.”

Ukraine’s cybersecurity awareness and cyber protection remain low. The country ranks 78th in the Global Cybersecurity Index, followed by Pakistan, Albania and Colombia.

Daryna Antoniuk
Author: Daryna Antoniuk

Daryna Antoniuk studies journalism and communications at Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv. Antoniuk worked as a news editor, social media manager, and freelance journalist before she joined the Kyiv Post staff in February 2020. She is passionate about information technologies and artificial intelligence.

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