NordPass (the purveyor of a password manager) has assembled a list of the top 20 passwords in healthcare, based on usage by the world's largest companies. According to NordPass's analysis, the "top" 20 passwords are:

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. part of the company's name*
  4. 12345
  5. aaron431
  6. part of the company's name2012*
  7. Part of the company's name*
  9. company name2014*
  10. linkedin
  11. pass1
  12. company name*
  14. company name*
  15. 00000
  16. 1111
  17. company name*
  18. 1234
  19. Med
  20. company name*

Obviously, none of these are optimal, particularly in situation where HIPAA Protected Health Information may be involved.

(One of these, Aaron431, is a bit of a mystery. It may be that it is a default password on a common application.) The point of noting these passwords is, of course, to prompt you to reviecw/change your passwords. Or better yet, adopt a password manager, so you can utlize more complete passwords and change the more easily.

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