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Which of These Four-Digit PINs Are Most Preferred by People? Recent Cybersecurity Study Reveals

Recently, a report by Checkpoint Software Technologies Ltd has revealed, that India has experienced a 33 percent increase in cyberattacks during the first quarter of 2024. One of the major factors is attributed to the use of Weak PINs. Which are easily guessed by cyber criminals to breach your system. Due to their easily guessable […]

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Recently, a report by Checkpoint Software Technologies Ltd has revealed, that India has experienced a 33 percent increase in cyberattacks during the first quarter of 2024.

One of the major factors is attributed to the use of Weak PINs. Which are easily guessed by cyber criminals to breach your system.

Due to their easily guessable nature, these cybercriminals make use of these pins. Thus, posing a risk to your security. Especially PINs like birth years, birthdates, or repetitive passwords, which can be guessed by anyone.

So, a new cybersecurity study is released by Information is Beautiful, which lists the top 10 common 4-digit PINs.

These Following numbers are: –

-1234

– 1111

– 0000

– 1212

– 7777

– 1004

– 2000

– 4444

– 2222

– 6969

However, the study has also released some of the least used PINs used by the people.

These uncommon 4-digit PINs are the following: –

– 8557

– 8438

– 9539

– 7063

– 6827

– 0859

– 6793

– 0738

– 6835

– 8093

Tips To Ensure Your Safety

However, there are many ways through which a cyber-attack on your account can be prevented.

By making the use of Password Manager, an extra layer of protection is added, as it is used for the generation of random, secure codes, that aren’t really dependent on known personal information.

As repeatedly advised by many experts, a good PIN shouldn’t contain any personal information and should be difficult to guess.

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