Conservative Tribune: EXPOSED: The World’s Worst Passwords… Is Yours on the List?
If the events of 2016 proved anything, it’s that online security is something that should be a concern to everyone. One easy way to ensure that none of your online accounts get hacked is to come up with a complicated, yet easy to remember, password.
This is not new advice, but according to data from password manager and digital vault company Keeper, too many computer users still don’t follow it. The company said it pored through some 10 million passwords that became public through data breaches last year and discovered several shocking password habits.
The first thing the company reported was how little effort many people seem to put into finding a secure, safe password.
Almost 17 percent of users used the password “123456” to safeguard their data. In second place came “123456789” in second place, while “qwerty” came in third.
Keeper also reported that researchers were surprised that so many website operators did not appear to be educating users and enforcing the best password security practices.
Below is a list of the 25 most common passwords of 2016:
This list shows how very little effort or creativity computer users are putting into making passwords, which is slightly shocking, considering it’s from a year that saw a presidential election where computer security breaches played a huge role.
I use Last Pass to generate and manage my many many passwords. Highly recommended!