If you are in the habit of using passwords like 'password', 'qwerty' or '123456', you may be helping hackers and online thieves steal your data. Security experts have compiled a list of the 25 most common passwords – passwords that you should avoid.
If you think using 'password' as your password is no big deal, then it's time to rethink.
Security experts have recently compiled a list of the worst passwords users can choose, and 'password' is at the very top of the list. Weak passwords make your information more vulnerable simply because hackers can guess them. It may be easier to pick a password that you don't have to think about, but it's a choice that you may come to regret.
To help you avoid common password choice mistakes that users make, management application provider SplashData has compiled a list of the 25 worst passwords to use:
No matter how sophisticated your security system is, a weak password gives hackers and online thieves an advantage. Helping all the users in your organization understand the importance of password strength will help you secure the IT systems in your organization.
If you're interested in learning more, please contact us so we can develop a comprehensive and custom security blueprint that meets your specific needs.
Reference: Worst Internet Passwords