We want companies to he held accountable for improving cybersecurity, and they largely struggle to do so. But it's not just up to them... as we can learn from the list of top terrible passwords users choose.
For example, based on an analysis of more than 5M stolen/leaked passwords, discovered nonsense such as "iloveyou," "hello," "trustno1," "password," and "letmein."
Ironically, users often complain because they have to select a password with a minimum number of characters, including numbers and other non-letter characters. But without being ordered to do so, however, it looks like many users would prefer an easy-to-remember password that is quick to type in.
Most passwords used are just downright bad – and some cybersecurity experts wonder if we're moving just that much closer to getting rid of passwords overall.
Full list and hat tip to NY Times for the inspiration for this post.
Come on, people!
Every time I hear how many people still use a simple thing like "password" or some variation of it as their password, I think of the scene in "Spaceballs" when the villains learn that the combination to the planet Druidia's "Air Shield" is "1-2-3-4." Dark Helmet (the Darth Vader-esque bad guy played by Rick Moranis) sez "That's IT? That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard! That's the kind of combination an idiot would use on his luggage!"
...a few minutes later his boss, the crooked President Skroob (Mel Brooks) enters the room and when he's told that the shield combo is 1-2-3-4, he says "What a coincidence! I use that exact same combination on my luggage!"
by ptosis 3 years ago
Homeland Security is forcing some travelers to provide their passwords to social media accounts as a condition to enter the U.S. This would violate the right to privacy, undermine freedom of expression, and create numerous cybersecurity risks for all travelers.Protect your passwords – add your name...
by bilalbhatti 9 years ago
hey guys, would you prefer sharing your passwords of social networks or email to your loved one?For a perfect relationship is that necessary?
by arrow007 10 years ago
Choosing a passwordWhat is the algorithm you apply to choose your password ? Is it secured ? You think nobody can guess it ?
by Laura Schneider 6 years ago
What tricks do you use to remember all of your passwords and PINs?
by santiagomunez 12 years ago
I have doubt on ma wifey that she is talking to someone through her mails i aksed her bt she remained silient n beahved that nthing such had happened before Alcatraz! Niphedorurah i want her email account password please help me how can i get it.
by Penelope Hart 6 years ago
How do you stay on top of all your passwords?Where do you store them? How? Do you use an App? Which one?How does it work for you?
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