The year 2012 is not quite over yet, but we have had a lot of incidents of security breaches. Correct me if I’m wrong, but hackers seem to be getting smarter and more creative, while some users just continue being lazy and lax when it comes to security. How do you measure up in terms of ensuring your security online?
Recently, SplashData shared its list of the worst passwords of 2012. This list is annually compiled by the company, which develops password management programs. The list comes, not from a survey, but from hackers themselves, who post the common passwords they encounter. That’s as good – or as bad – as it gets!
The worst passwords of 2012 are:
If the worst passwords of 2012 are not all that different from that of last year’s, then it does mean that people are not changing their passwords. Additionally, experts say that there are still people who do not change the default passwords in some of their accounts! Now, you may think that ridiculously stupid, but it does happen!
What to do?
If you want to create passwords manually but keep them secure and memorable, here’s a practical guide to keep your passwords safe and private.