What could be the worst password to have than ‘password’ itself? We humans don’t have the habit to learn anything from others’ experiences until the same thing happen to our own selves. After seeing the same lousy passwords that people are still adopting one can safely conclude that we have learnt nothing despite recent high-profile hacks.
SplashData, a password management service released its annual list of the worst passwords of the year 2014 and it makes you think that how causal and careless can people be about their online security. The company after analyzing 3.3 million passwords that were leaked online last year revealed that “123456” topped the list with “password” coming in second.
The weaker your account password is the more are the chances for a hacker to access your personal information like contacts, emails, banking details etc. It’s not that hard to create a strong password but the fact is that we are too ignorant to do so.
Here’s a look at the top 25 worst passwords of the year:
We urge you not to use these passwords ever again and if you are still operating any of the above listed or any other weaker password, change it immediately.
A strong password should contain at least 14 characters. Spread numbers and symbols thought-out your password and it’s also advisable to use capitalizations too. Remember, the stronger the password the harder it will be for hackers to penetrate in.
And the last piece of advice; make sure you use a unique and different password for each account you use. When you don’t use that same key for all your door locks how could you compromise on your online security.
Think about it, act and save yourself from any potential hacking threat.