In the early days of the internet, passwords were the ultimate and the best protection utility for everyone online. Passwords alone were sufficient to protect yourself from cyber-attacks. But, many people go for using simple, easy-to-remember passwords for their online accounts. They forget that this can be very dangerous in the present world. They keep on using the same crappy passwords they have been using since the beginning. People don’t understand that the passwords they are using aren’t secure, in fact, they are the worst passwords in the history of passwords.
Nowadays, with the improvements in technology, simple and small passwords are not sufficient for you to protect yourself online. The technology used by hackers is so advanced that most of the passwords appear absolutely useless. In fact, passwords used by most of the people have been declared the worst passwords in a recent study.
The study went through 10 million passwords. These were the passwords which came into the public domain in the data breaches of 2016. Based on this, Keeper Security released its list of 25 most common passwords of 2016. These passwords are literally the worst passwords to use these days as hackers can easily crack them. According to this study, more than 50 percent of the world’s computer users use one of these worst passwords. The list of the most common/worst passwords is as follows:
Number 6 – Six times
Number 7 – Seven times
Number 5 – Six times
Again, this is not an easy password, still, it is a common password as it is also considered to be generated by computers/robots.
First three numbers in order and first three alphabets of top row in order.
Last complete row of alphabets in order.
First 3 numbers and first 3 alphabets of top row in alternate order.
All of these passwords are considered the worst passwords. All this suggests that the passwords you use should be extremely long having randomly generated characters. Unfortunately, remembering such long and complicated passwords is not an easy task. Therefore, make use of password managers to manage and remember your passwords by creating a single master password.