You know there’s a lot of hacking and internet security breaches going on out there. But sometimes it doesn’t take a master hacker to bust into your corner of cyberspace. Sometimes all it takes is a good guess, if you’ve got a weak password.
SplashData, a company that deals with web security issues, just released their annual list of the Worst Passwords of the Year. Ironically, they put the list together by taking a look at files containing 3.3 million passwords that were leaked in the past year.
Are you using any of these?
The 25 Worst Passwords of 2014
Seriously? 123456? How lazy do you have to be to pick pretty much the first six keys your fingers touch on the keyboard?
You know the rule — the harder a password is for you to remember, the harder it’ll be for the bad guys to figure out.
And here’s a handy little video called How To Make a Strong Password.