1234 tops list of most used iPhone security passcodes
The ten most frequently used iPhone passcodes have been released by the developer of a security application for Apple’s leading handset.
From 204,508 recorded passcodes, Daniel Amitay, developer of the Big Brother Camera Security app, found that the most frequently used security lock with 8,884 unique users was unsurprisingly the standard 1234 option.
Having updated his iPhone application so that passcodes used to unlock the apps were sent anonymously to his research, Amitay collated the data with the four-digit passcodes 0000 and 2580 rounding out the top three with 5,246 and 4,753 unique uses respectively.
Whilst all the ones and all the fives completed the top five, passcodes 5683, 0852, 2222, 1212 and 1998 all made the top ten of the most commonly used iPhone security codes.
“Naturally, 1234 is the most common passcode: mimicking the most common internet passwords,” announced app developer Amitay. “To put this into perspective, these 10 codes represent 15% of all passcodes in use.”
“Most of the top passcodes follow typical formulas, such as four identical digits, moving in a line up/down the pad, repetition. 5683 is the passcode with the least obvious pattern, but it turns out that it is the number representation of LOVE (5683), once again mimicking a very common internet password: “iloveyou.””
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