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How Criminals Guess Your PIN

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12:48 PM
FromTechPageOne:
Odds are you’ve used a four-digit PIN a lot. And that means a field day for criminals. Plain and simple, as the infographic below demonstrates, most folks don’t care or don’t bother to set up a four-digit PIN that’s difficult to guess after about 20 tries.

Try this on for size. According to a study of 3.4 million PINs by Data Genetics, nearly 27 percent of PINs could be guessed at correctly after just 20 tries.

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The article includes an informative Infographic which shows the 20 most popular PINs as well as the least used 5.  Did your PIN make one of these lists?
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