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 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 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?
by Laura Schneider 6 years ago
What tricks do you use to remember all of your passwords and PINs?
by arrow007 9 years ago
Choosing a passwordWhat is the algorithm you apply to choose your password ? Is it secured ? You think nobody can guess it ?
by x 9 years ago
"If you see your password below, STOP!Do not finish reading this post and immediately go change your password -- before you forget. You will probably make changes in several places since passwords tend to be reused for multiple accounts."1. password2. 1234563.123456784. qwerty5. abc1236....
by Amanda Littlejohn 6 years ago
Hi, I'm new to Pinterest and just received an email from apparently from them asking me to change my password as there had been some security issue (a virus called Heartbleed).I juts wanted to check if anyone knows if this is legitimate or if it is some kind of phishing scam?Thanks in...
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