25 Worst Passwords Of The Year: How To Protect Login Credentials [Study]

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Password plays an important role in determining the nature of users. Its strength determines how well user’s mental status is and how much he/she is concerned about his security. Many of the users take password security lightly which led to increase in cyber-crime over internet. In last one decade, hacking of accounts on social networking sites or any other sites is on its peak because users have become more careless towards their login credentials. Also, increment in social networking sites has lead to degradation of passwords. A Recent study by SplashData’s reveals information about a list of common passwords. Report suggests that at present scenario predicting password of a users is so simple, either they select sequences of letters or number on a keyboard, like 123456, qwerty, 123abc. Also some popular names like Michael, Ashley, Ramsita, Durga and so many are all other common choices.

Though some of the websites have started asking their users to create passwords by using both letters and words, still the results remain same as users are applying similar passwords like abc123, loveu2, and trustno1. This makes easy for hackers to crack their password. However, micro-blogging giant Twitter has removed many of the users having similar and easy passwords. The reason behind is the attack by Hackers which Twitter faced in 2009, when 33 most prominent personalities accounts were hacked. So, taking in view of hackers Twitter has taken such extreme step to boost the security.

Below are the 25 worst passwords of the year, created by SplashData:-

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  1. password
  2. 123456.
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. abc123
  6. monkey
  7. 1234567
  8. letmein
  9. trustno1
  10. dragon
  11. baseball
  12. 111111
  13. iloveyou
  14. master
  15. sunshine
  16. ashley
  17. bailey
  18. passw0rd
  19. shadow
  20. 123123
  21. 654321
  22. superman
  23. qazwsx
  24. michael
  25. football.

“Hackers can easily break into many accounts just by repeatedly trying common passwords”. “Even though people are encouraged to select secure, strong passwords, many people continue to choose weak, easy-to-guess ones, placing themselves at risk from fraud and identity theft,” as said by Morgan Slain, CEO SplashData.

However, a recent ongoing voting on dailyfinance enlightens that near about 62.1 percent of the users have never changed their password, while only 11.3 percent of the users change their password twice a week. This directly highlights that users are not interested at all in changing their password because they think hard to remember fresh password in regular intervals.

So, whats the best way to insure your online identity and account protection – here is a remedy video which has the answer:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gydLXyfAcw

Hope users would pat attention towards the study and create a strong and unique password for their accounts to protect it from hackers. Did you find this study helpful? If so, please share your comments. Also, Don’t forget any other way to save your login credentials that you may be aware of.

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