Monday, October 10, 2016
In defense against hackers, your passwords may be the first–or last–hurdle between malicious cyber criminals and your most sensitive information. Unique, complex logins should be used to protect emails, social networks, bank accounts, shopping transactions and more. It is important to take great care crafting these passwords; however, the majority of Americans do not.
Each January, a password management firm compiles and shares a list of the worst logins from the year prior. The firm examined more than two million passwords that were leaked and breached. For the past five years, “123456” and “password” have topped the list.
If your passwords appear on this list, make a resolution to change them right now.
For the strongest passwords:
2015 List of Most Popular Passwords
Did your password make the “worst” list? Will you change it?