Saturday 27 October 2012

The Top 10 Passwords Used By Consumers.

It is obvious that many consumers take the easy way out when selecting security passwords and leave themselves open to a sophisticated range of security threats in the process. The top 10 passwords in a recent report were –

1.      password (Yes, the actual word “password”)

2.      123456

3.      12345678

4.      abc123

5.      qwerty

6.      monkey

7.      letmein

8.      dragon

9.      11111

10.  baseball

How did we find out the most popular passwords? The list was compiled from an analysis of the passwords dumped publicly online after two major hacking events including the recent Yahoo and Linkedin disasters.  Experts recommend we change our passwords regularly. I think I’ll change mine to – help!!