Pathetic passwords and password re-use is a worldwide problem, but recent analysis indicated the United States is a top offender when it comes to poor password security hygiene.
Faizan Ahmad of Fsecurify wanted to know if entire countries had better passwords than others.
Although he didn’t specify which public database breach he used for his analysis, it was a data dump which included IP addresses; he used the IPs to get users’ locations. He then compared passwords used in the U.S., Russia, China, Pakistan and India and graphed the results.
After looking at password length, the use of most common passwords, if passwords contain users’ names or email usernames, and the top 100 password patterns which make brute-force attacks a piece of cake, Ahmad concluded that people in Russia tend to use all-around better passwords.