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Ugandans Beware: These Are the Most Hacked Passwords in 2023

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I’ve analyzed extensive data and industry trends with the SafetyDetectives Research Team to compile a report of the 20 most hacked passwords in 2023. These passwords are commonly used, but they leave users vulnerable to unauthorized access, identity theft, and data breaches.

I used several years’ worth of leaks to compile this report, which were found on hacking forums, marketplaces, and dark web sites. These leaks are often sold as treasure troves of sensitive information for criminals.

Here are the top 10 most hacked passwords in  Uganda (2023):

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. 123456789
  5. qwerty
  6. 12345
  7. 1234567
  8. 111111
  9. 1234567890
  10. 123123

These passwords are easily cracked by hackers, and they should never be used. If you are using any of these passwords, change them immediately.

Kampala – Top 20 Most Used Passwords

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. 123456789
  4. 12345678
  5. 1234567
  6. password1
  7. 12345
  8. 1234567890
  9. 1234
  10. 1122
  11. 2244
  12. 13579
  13. superman
  14. iloveyou
  15. huby
  16. loveu
  17. museveni
  18. 123456a
  19. letmein
  20. football

The most common password pattern: Ugandan users are equally likely to use an increasing numeric pattern, a keyboard pattern, or a common word or phrase as a password. Other password trends: 25% of Uganda’s top 20 passwords contain “qwerty” as an exact or partial match.

Western, Uganda– Top 20 Most Used Passwords

  1. 123456
  2. 123456789
  3. 12345
  4. 12345678
  5. 111111
  6. 1234567890
  7. 000000
  8. 1234567
  9. Kitara
  10. 123456a
  11. 666666
  12. 654321
  13. 159159
  14. 123123
  15. mbararacity
  16. 555555
  17. john
  18. michael
  19. anna
  20. a123456

The most common password pattern: Kampala users show a preference for numeric patterns, similar to Western Uganda users. Other password trends: Out of the 5 common words in the top 20 list,  are the name of famous Western Uganda soccer teams (“Kitara” and “Mbararacity”)

Here are some tips for creating strong passwords:

  • Use a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Make your passwords at least 12 characters long.
  • Avoid using common words or phrases.
  • Create unique passwords for each of your online accounts.

You can also use a password manager to help you keep track of your passwords and create strong, unique passwords for all of your accounts.