Worst Passwords 2015
SplashData releases its annual list in an effort to encourage the adoption of stronger passwords to improve Internet security. The passwords evaluated are mostly from North American and Western European users. The list shows many people continue to put themselves at risk for hacking and identity theft by using weak, easily guessable passwords.
Presenting SplashData’s “Worst Passwords 2015”:
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