Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019
The 100 worst passwords of the year has highlighted that we are still helping criminals to access our devices and data. The list is based on 5 million leaked passwords from around the internet and was compiled by SplashData. As expected, the worst password for the fifth year running was ‘123456’, with ‘password’ coming in 2nd. A new entry for the year was ‘donald’ and this was one of 11 new entries to make the top 25 – showing that we are trying out new passwords just not following the rules of password creation.
Security protocol strongly recommends that users are regularly urged to use a unique password, eight to ten characters long and contain a mix of numbers and lower and upper case letters. Businesses can insist that this protocol is followed whenever their employees and users choose the following: