It’s nearly Halloween time and as we all prepare to have our asses frightened to death, those nice folks at SplashData have reminded us that getting hacked for using an easy or guessable password is one Halloween horror that no one wants to experience.
2012 has been a year packed full of password breaches at high profile companies like Yahoo! LinkedIn and eHarmony to name but a few and as anyone who has been a victim of identity theft will tell you, it is not very pleasant!
SplashData CEO Morgan Slain said that despite the fact that hacking systems and hackers are becoming increasingly more advanced, they still prefer easy targets, i.e. those of you who leave yourself vulnerable by using easily guessable, weak passwords.
SplashData have revealed their annual “25 Worst Passwords of the Year” list, trust me, this is worth looking at and checking that there aren’t any of yours on there!! The list was compiled using the most common passwords on the net as posted by hackers.
The top 3 on the list remain unchanged from the 2011 list and are; “password”, “123456” and “12345678”. Newcomers to the list include “jesus”, “welcome”, “mustang”, “password1” and “ninja”. Continue Reading