Cybersecurity

Which Locks Your Phone Best: Pins, Patterns, or Passwords?

You're no fool—you use different passwords for all the important stuff. Your bank password is different from your email password, which is different from your Curiosity password...and your smartphone is locked by a super nifty pattern. No one is cracking that letter "M" for Muhammad! Nice try, but you might want to re-think your strategy. Watch the following video to make sure your stuff is secure.

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Pattern Locks Vs. Passcodes

Those four-digit number or nine-point pattern passcodes ain't cuttin' it.

How Safe is Your Password?

One of the most common passwords is "123456."

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. "Password" is still the most common password, followed by "123456." 00:31

  2. A hybrid attack, which combines each word with different number combinations, only takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes. 02:28

  3. A 2-digit password is ten times harder to crack than a 1-digit password. 03:29

Written by Curiosity Staff February 2, 2017