Many people do use weak passwords for them to remember easily without knowing that these can effortlessly be cracked by hackers resulting to security breaches.
The SplashData, a password management firm, has released yearly list of the 25 worst passwords. The process of collecting is based on more than 20 million passwords globally that were leaked over the last year.
Based on the list, the “123456”, and “password” again lead as the most commonly used passwords, as they have since SplashData’s first list in 2011.
Below are the most common used password seen in 2015
A senior industry analyst for digital transformation at research firm Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific, Mr. Charles Lim, said that “it is also important for organizations to have strong database security. Their password database can be hacked into, and the information sold to criminals”.
According to SplashData there are ways to create stronger ones that can prevent hack-attacks on your accounts. First, is to create passwords that are 12 characters long, and contain different types of characters such as letters and numbers. Second, user should change passwords often, it’s better to have different passwords for different accounts.
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