They warn that if you have this PIN on your cell phone, they will be able to guess it

For several years now, people’s lives have been governed by passwords. They are used to unlock devices, access profiles, perform banking procedures, use work tools and much more. Basically, they serve to keep data, sensitive information and, mainly, savings safe.

One of the most important codes are PINsa combination of four numbers that is used both to operate ATMs and to open and use a smartphone. This security method offers 10,000 possible combinations, making it difficult to guess the code manually.

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A study revealed that many people use the same digit combinations for all their social networks.

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However, a recent study by British scientist Nick Berry, who collected 3.4 million PINs obtained from leakss reported by the company Data Genetics over the years, revealed that many people use the same digit combinations.

The most used PINs on cell phones and easy to guess

If the PIN for accessing an ATM account or unlocking a smartphone is one of the following, it would be ideal to change it immediately.

The two most common are:

  • 1234: used by 10.713% of people
  • 1111: used by 6,016%

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Basically, they serve to keep data, sensitive information and, mainly, savings safe.

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Other common PIN codes and their percentage of use are:

  • 0000: 1.881%
  • 1212: 1.197%
  • 7777: 0.745%
  • 1004: 0.616%
  • 2000: 0.613%
  • 4444: 0.526%
  • 2222: 0.516%
  • 6969: 0.512%
  • 9999: 0.451%
  • 3333: 0.419%
  • 5555: 0.395%

The study also revealed that many people use easy-to-guess combinations, such as 2580 or 0258 (digits in a vertical line on the numeric keypad), or combinations that begin with 19 and 20, referring to birth years of themselves or a loved one.

Cellular PIN

One of the most important codes is PINs, a combination of four numbers that is used both to operate ATMs and to open and use a smartphone.

One of the most important codes is PINs, a combination of four numbers that is used both to operate ATMs and to open and use a smartphone.

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It is preferable to avoid sequences such as 3456 or 9876, years of birth, repeated figures, combinations already usedand known or public numbers such as digits of telephone numbers or addresses.

The ideal is to choose a random number that has no relation to the user and take some time to memorize it. It is also advisable to change and update the PIN every three or four months.

 
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