Do you use a PIN? A few weeks ago, Tarah Wheeler, Senior Director of Data Trust, Threat and Vulnerability Management at Splunk, he published on Twitter a list of the most common PIN codes that users use for the protection of smartphones their credit/debit card(s).
Wheeler claims that 26% of all phones could break (to open) with the first 20 PIN lock codes. Let's look at the list published by the researcher:
Are any of the above codes yours? If we look for it above We will find that 1234 is by far the most popular PIN on the market, accounting for about 11% of the total, while PINs 1111, 0000, and 1212 represent approximately 6, 2, and 1 percent, respectively.
Based on the above you should probably review the security offered by the PIN codes.
Although biometric locking methods are now established, they almost always work in tandem with a PIN lock code. Can the biometric method make the PIN code to usesIt's much less common, but it doesn't seem to replace it completely, especially on iOS devices.
Since we mentioned iOS, Apple from version 9 onwards asks for 6-digit PIN codes by default, but it seems that there are still too many people who use XNUMX-digit numbers to lock their devicetheir
Maybe it's time for iOS and Android to force their users to use stronger PINs.
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