SplashData has released it’s kinda disturbing yet entertaining annual list of the 25 most commonly used passwords for 2014. The data was collected from about 3.3 million passwords in North America and Western Europe. ( So there might be some hope for the rest of the world?)
Hackings have become a highly talked about subject over the past little while, making it kinda silly that the most common password is still – since 2011 – 123456 and – wait for it – password.
It is recommended that you don’t use password for your password. What is recommended is that you use a password with 8 or more characters, including numbers, both lower and uppercase letters and symbols. Yeah, it can be a pain the the you-know-what but it’s important. You can also use a password manager to help you protect your passwords.
So here are the top 25 most common passwords. Is your password on the list? ( Hint – it shouldn’t be)
What we would really like to know is – who is Michael??
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