If Your Password Is ‘Password’ – You Should Probably Read Thishttps://thebrightclick.co.uk/wp-content/themes/osmosis/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 mattd mattd https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/6edab81ad1859824eeb70220e6bb3fdd?s=96&d=mm&r=g
The most common passwords used in 2011 have been published – incredibly by the hackers using them – and show a frightening array of people using the same passwords across all platforms for ease of use.
It’s easily done and something we’ve all done at one point – particularly in the early days of the internet when security was nowhere near as much of an issue as it is now.
So here comes the list (source: SplashData inc) – if your password features on it, it’s definitely time to change!
- Make passwords eight characters or more, with a mix of characters, letters, numbers, symbols.
- Separate short words with spaces or other characters, e.g., “drink tea at 3!” (not all sites allow spaces in passwords however)
- Don’t use the same username/password combination for multiple websites.
- Use a password manager if you have trouble remembering your passwords. SplashData makes one called SplashID Safe.