Daily Authority: 🔓 Samsung’s terrible password trend


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🍟 Good morning! Welcome to Tuesday’s Daily Authority. I prepare for Black Friday and prepare my wish list, even though the only item on it right now is an air fryer. Fingers crossed for the perfect deal!

Bad move, Samsung owners

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We all know how important a strong password is to prevent unauthorized access to our accounts, right? It seems some Samsung owners didn’t get the memo, as a new survey has revealed that a growing number of Samsung owners are using the same horrible password.

  • According to SamMobileThe study, conducted by NordPass, a company that provides password management solutions, found that “samsung” (with a lowercase S) was one of the most commonly used passwords in at least 30 countries.
  • That may sound unbelievable, but when you consider that “password” is still the most commonly used password, followed closely by “12345,” it suddenly seems more likely.
  • Apparently, this disturbing trend is on the rise.
  • SamMobile reports that “samsung” was the 198th most used password in 2019.
  • By 2020, it had reached 189th place.
  • The terrible password continued its epic rise, reaching 78th place in the ranking in 2021.

Don’t be obvious

We can’t stress this enough: please don’t use your phone’s brand name as your password; just don’t. Whether you use a lowercase or uppercase S also has no effect on how secure this password is.

  • Coming up with a hard-to-crack password for all your accounts can be a pain, but it’s worth it to keep your personal information safe.
  • If you’re the forgetful type, like many of us here at android authorityyou can always use a password manager like LastPass to manage all your passwords.
  • Of course, we may soon be entering a completely password-free future with more secure alternatives like Passkeys – developers on Android and Chrome can already try these out.
  • While you’re here, check out our 33 tips to stay safe online and reduce the risk of getting hacked.

Tuesday thing

Adam mounts an electric bicycle in the driveway

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November 22 isn’t just another gray November day – it’s Go for a Ride Day. The day celebrates exploring your surroundings in whatever way you choose, whether by car, bike, train, bus or on foot.

  • Why November 22? It is the day when the transport sector has undergone many developments.
  • On November 22, 1904, Mathias Pfatischer of Philadephia was awarded the first U.S. patent for today’s variable-speed interpole electric motor.
  • On the same day in 1927, American inventor Carl J. Eliason of Saynor, Wisconsin, acquired the patent for the snowmobile. It took two winters to make and you can see his original hand-built invention at the Vilas County Historical Society Museum in Wisconsin.
  • Concorde’s scheduled service to New York from London and Paris began on November 22, 1977.

You could celebrate today by getting on your e-bike or scooter, charging your electric car and going on a road trip, going for a run, or hopping on the train or bus — don’t forget to bring your noise-canceling earplugs , although.

Paula Beaton, editor.