With innumerable accounts to manage, maintaining good password etiquette is increasingly difficult.
A security group has released a list of the most commonly-used passwords of 2015.
SplashData has ranked the passwords – all of which are absolutely terrible – for posterity, which you’ll find listed below:
SplashData acquires the password data by collating information from cybersecurity breaches in the USA and Europe.
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So how can you stay safe? Microsoft lists the following tips for password creation on its Windows support page:
- At least eight characters long
- Does not contain user name, real name, or company name
- Does not contain a complete word
- Is significantly different from previous passwords
- Contains at least one uppercase letter, lowercase letter, number, and symbol
Do you use any of the above passwords? Probably best not to tell us in the comments below…