SplashData, well-know provider of password management applications just list out the “25 Worst Passwords of the Year”. The list was compiled from files containing millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers. If you are using any of the passwords in the list, change your password immediately!
If any of your current password is listed in the list, it’s highly recomand that you should do something in order to secure your information on the Internet.
In an effort to encourage adoption of stronger passwords, SplashData, a leading provider of password software for more than 10 years, today released its “25 Worst Passwords of the Year” list for 2011. According to SplashData, the most common passwords on the web are:
SplashData suggests making passwords more secure with these tips:
- Use passwords of eight characters or more with mixed types of characters. One way to create longer, more secure passwords that are easy to remember is to use short words with spaces or other characters separating them. For example, “eat cake at 8!” or “car_park_city?”
- Avoid using the same username/password combination for multiple websites. Especially risky is using the same password for entertainment sites that you do for online email, social networking, and financial services. Use different passwords for each new website or service you sign up for.