How secure is your four-digit PIN?
Have you crafted a cleverly-created four-digit PIN for your bank account? Think the PIN you’ve selected for your smartphone is smarter than the smartest hacker?
A new study from DataGenetics lists the top 20 most-used PINS, thereby making them the least secure. According to DataGenetics, there are 10,000 four-digit combinations that can be formed using the numbers 0-9. Is your PIN among the easiest to predict, meaning is it one of the easiest to hack? See how your PIN stacks up:
20 of the least secure PINS:
The PIN coming it at No. 22 on the list of most used was 2580. On a computer keyboard, the digits are slightly more cumbersome to enter, whereas on a phone or an ATM and other terminals that mimic phone style numeric keypads, the numbers 2580 fall straight down the middle, making it an easy PIN to enter — and remember — and hack.
The least frequently used PINS were 7637, 6835, 9629, 8093 and 8068 — but that could now change after DataGenetics has made it public.