Are You A Pinhead?

A new cybersecurity study revealed the most popular pins people use that could result in your account being hacked. The most popular PIN used was “1234,” (according to “Information is Beautiful.”)

The report analyzed the most and least common four-digit pins that are exposed in data breaches using data from “Data Genetics.” A global cybersecurity said, “People continue to use PIN codes that are commonly used or those that are related to them and [are] easily accessible, such as dates of birth.”

Other well-known password pins include “1111,” “0000,” and “1212.”

Many people incorporated simple patterns in their security code.

The most common four-digit pins:
1234
1111
0000
1212
7777
1004
2000
4444
2222
6969

The least common four-digit pins
8557
8438
9539
7063
6827
0859
6793
0738
6835
8093

The cybersecurity expert advises people to avoid simple passcodes, which can make them easy targets for cyberattacks. Skilled hackers can crack one-third of 61 passcode guesses, and if given 426 chances, they can gain access to 50% of the accounts.