In 2015 Splashdata released a list containing 25 of the worst passwords. Splashdata are a password management company and compiles this list annually from 2000 passwords leaked online each year. Below is a list of the top ten. For a full password listing go to: https://www.teamsid.com/worst-passwords-2015/
Morgan Slain CEO of SplashData said: “We have seen an effort by many people to be more secure by adding characters to passwords, but if these longer passwords are passed on simple patterns they will put you in just as much risk of having your identity stolen by hackers”
SplashData offers 3 simple tips to keep yourself protected online.
- Use passwords or passphrases of twelve characters or more with mixed types of characters.
- Avoid using the same password over and over again on different websites.
- Use a password manager such as TeamsID to organize and protect passwords, generate random passwords, and automatically log into website.
Remember, when you are next setting up a password for an account follow Splashdata’s guidelines to ensure you are secure from threats to your security.