Samsung Android

More and more people are using ‘Samsung’ as their password


It’s incredibly common for some people to use insecure passwords, but some choices are worse than others. As it turns out, there’s a growing number of people using “samsung†as their password. If that includes you, please stop.

As first pointed out by Naver, a study conducted by Nordpass (a password manager service) found that the most-used password on the planet is still “password,†but the word “samsung†is becoming an increasingly common choice as well.

In the survey of 30 countries (notably not including Samsung’s home country of South Korea), “Samsung†was used as a password often enough to rank number 78 on the list of most-used passwords in 2022. That’s an increase from 2020, when it was found to be number 198 on the same list.

Also found in the study was the password “googledummy,†which comes as number 145 on the list, but is actually one of the hardest to crack on the entire list with an estimate of 23 minutes. “google†also appears in spot 165 on the 2021 list, but wasn’t present on the 2022 list.

It can’t be overstated how bad of a practice this is for online security. Countless studies show the ineffectiveness of super-short passwords. says that “Samsung†as a password could be cracked “instantly,†with Bitwarden saying it would take less than a second to crack it.

“Samsung†is not exactly the worst password you could pick, but it’s still pretty bad.

Password managers are certainly the route to go to ensure you can diversify and strengthen your passwords. 1Password is this author’s preferred option, but you probably already have a password manager on your phone. Google offers one, and Samsung even pre-loads one on Galaxy smartphones.

More on Samsung:

Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

The post More and more people are using ‘Samsung’ as their password first appeared on

New reasons to get excited everyday.

Get the latest tech news delivered right in your mailbox

5 Reasons Why You Should Try Online Horse Race Betting

In many places around the world, horse races are an attraction that a lot of people love to watch. With the fast-paced action and thrill that each game provides, it is no longer surprising to know that millions of fans have grown fond of it.

NordLayer — more than a business VPN

Cybersecurity threats have become vast and more sophisticated. The rate of malware attacks and malicious activity counts within seconds despite the size or sector the organization belongs to — no one is safe enough to expect that foe actors will bypass vital company resources.

You may also like

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
* Popular *
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x