2014 Worst Passwords
Many people don’t realize how important strong passwords are as most users take a very lackadaisical approach to password creation. Lets be real, this is more lazy than ill-informed.
According to CBC News, and data compiled by SplashData, most people’s passwords are incredibly vulnerable to cyber threats. The IT firm has been compiling password data for the last 4 years on this subject. Here are some of the findings.
“Among the worst passwords list we can find ‘123456’ ‘password’ and ‘letmein’ if yours is one of them, you’d better change it. “New additions to the Top 25 for 2014 include: baseball, dragon, football, mustang, access, master, michael, superman, 696969 and batman.”
A few tips on protecting your password/s: Don’t use words like qwerty, asdfg and 12345, Never use your birthday, your name is not a password. Try to use alphanumeric passwords with unconventional phrases to make it more difficult for hackers to use brute force attacks to access your account.