Before moving forward we just want to confirm that this article is not a tutorial about how to hacked or guess someone’s ATM or ‘Credit Card’ 4 digit PIN; the sole purpose is to educate you how you can choose your PIN wisely that is not easy guess by hackers.

DataGenetics, a data mining and analysis company recently released a report about 4 digit ATM and Credit card pin. Well we all knows that nobody have direct access to ATM or Credit Card PIN database so they have used data condensed from various sources e.g. released/exposed/discovered password tables and security breaches.

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Do you know there are 10000 combinations possible using 4 digits from 0 to 9 numbers but most of us are not so creative in selecting a easy to remember but hard to guess password.

DataGenetics had a sample database of 3.4 million ‘PIN’.

Do you know top 10 most used ATM or ‘Credit Card’ PIN?

#01 – 1234

#02 – 1111

#03 – 0000

#04 – 1212

#05 – 7777

#06 – 1004

#07 – 2000

#08 – 4444

#09 – 2222

#10 – 6969

Do you know top 10 least used ATM or ‘Credit Card’ PIN?

#01 – 8068

#02 – 8093

#03 – 9629

#04 – 6835

#05 – 7637

#06 – 0738

#07 – 8398

#08 – 6793

#09 – 9480

#10 – 8957

Now puzzle time

Can you guys tell me why 2580 is one of the most used number (It is 22nd in the most used PIN)?

Have you ever tried to have look of keypad in an ATM machine of Card reader machines? They have same numeric keypad that you have in your mobile. (see below image you will get answer yourself).

numeric keypad of mobile

Mobile Keypad

 

ATM Keypad

ATM Keypad