SplashData along with the help of some hackers have compiled some of the most hack-friendly passwords to raise a campaign for password security measures and awareness. Most people tends to set easy-to-remember passwords across their online accounts that will expose them to security vulnerabilities. The great thing about this compilation were you’ll have the idea on how important the password strength you’ll use on your online accounts such Facebook, Twitter and Emails etc.. At the top of the research, with no shocker the word “password” is the most hackable password in the list follows by 123456, 12345678, qwerty and abc123 completes the top five. The complete list of the top 25 worst passwords of 2011 is after the break, check it out.
Top 25 Worst Passwords of 2011
Most importantly, we hope that this will be an eye opener for our readers too, that if you currently have any of the above passwords –it is a good thing the you change it immediately.
According to SplashData here are some tips for choosing a secure password.
If you think that your password is weak then:
1. Use different characters, words and numbers and special characters in your password.
2. Keep your password at least eight characters long; use spaces and underscores to separate small words.
3. Use different passwords for different websites. If you cannot remember different passwords use online password managers and different smartphone applications to keep track of your passwords.