Worst 25 Passwords of 2013
SplashData, a password management software company, has announced its annual list of the 25 most common passwords found on the Internet. For the first time since SplashData began compiling its annual list, “password” has lost its title as the most common and therefore Worst Password.
The SplashData’s top 25 list was compiled from files containing millions of stolen passwords posted online during the previous year. The company advises consumers or businesses using any of the passwords on the list to change them immediately.
The SplashData list of 2013 with Rank and comparison of it from 2012:
Avantess-IAM tips for a more secure password:
- Do not share your password with anyone for any reason
- Use a password of a non existing word of at least 8 characters and include special characters too (e.g. ~!@#$%^&*()_-+=)
- Not be based on any personal information such as user id, family name, pet, birthday, etc.
- Use short sentences including the above
- Never use the same password for different log-on’s
- Do not use your Facebook account for multiple login
- Do not use a word with a number added to the beginning and the end
- Difficulty in remembering multiple passwords, use a Password management tool