What’s the worst password?
News What’s the worst password?
2014 was a great year for internet security with massive improvements from many companies but also a lot of age old security issues causing the bulk of the remaining problems. One of the worst culprits was the classic “insecure password”.
Security firm SplashData has released a list of the worst passwords in 2014, even worse, many of which remain unchanged from prior years meaning people aren’t updating their passwords regularly opening themselves up to all sorts of security problems!
According to their report , the two worst passwords were “123456” and “password” which in a lot of ways makes sense, as everyone has more and more passwords to remember these days and password fatigue sets in, opening people up to hacked accounts, users logging into commonly used websites and other security problems.
Other bad passwords follow the same kind of pattern with sequential keystrokes such as “qwerty” , and one favourite that is ironically unsafe is “trustno1”
The top 25 bad passwords are:
If you recognise any of these passwords in your own credentials, get them changed immediately!!