A study conducted among 3.4 million ATM users reveled that the world’s most common four digit ATM pin number is 1234 and it is the most dangerous combination which can be guessed easily. According to Huffington post, there are about 10,000 possible four digit ATM pin numbers while about 11 percentage of pin numbers in that can be easily cracked.
The study was conducted by Data Genetics who discovered the commonly used pin numbers by analysing 3.4 million ATM pins. The top 10 commonly used ATM pins are 1234, 1111, 0000, 1212, 7777, 1004, 2000, 4444, 2222, 6969.
The study found that about 20 percent of ATM users were using this top 10 dangerous pins. Meanwhile, about 26.83 percentage of passwords can be guessed by attempting the top 20 combination.
The passwords that start with 19 for 19th century are also dangerous, says the study. The least popular and the safest combinations are 8068, 8093, 9629, 6835, 7637, 0738, 8398, 6793, 9480 and 8957, the study says.
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