In recent years, data breaches have become larger in number and impact. If you, unfortunately, fall a victim to a data breach, you may have two concerns. The one is that your data on this account was compromised. The other is that your data on other accounts using the same username and passwords may also be accessed by the hacker.
The main function of a password is to put in place a barrier between a hacker and the network, system, device, program or account you want to protect. So the stronger the password, the weaker that barrier. It is essential to create strong passwords for every account on the computer or online. Individuals tend to use passwords that are not only simple but also easy to remember. That’s also what the hackers would like to see.
No matter how strong the password is, you shouldn’t use the same password for multiple accounts. Moreover, you should try to avoid using the most common passwords.
Here are the top 25 common passwords of 2018 released by SplashData.
- [email protected]#$%^&*
Every year since 2011, SplashData has released this annual list of the world’s worst passwords based on data examined from millions of passwords leaked in data breaches.
According to the list of 2018, users continue using the same passwords that were reported to be widely used. “123456” and “password” retained their top two spots on the list.
It seems that they didn’t take the strength of their passwords serious. If you want to avoid being a victim of data breaches, you’d better get started with refusing the most common passwords.
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