Friday, January 29, 2016

The worst passwords "123456" remains the most commonly used password

The worst passwords "123456" remains the most commonly used password
Tips for creating secure passwords. According to a study by the software company Splash Data, focusing on the worst passwords that are currently used more, "123456" password remains the most used by users who neglect their safety. The full list is priceless, so unsafe passwords such as "password" (as is) or "abc123". This study, which Splash data published annually, is based on more than two million passwords filtered throughout 2015 in the United States and Western Europe, and shows that there are still users take security too lightly to in access to different web services.

The podium is occupied worst passwords " 123456 "," password "(or whatever it is, password) and" 12345678 ", but then is not that much better thing in the following positions we find" qwerty "(is that pressing the keys that are next to each other like the lazy) and" 12345 ". Similarly, use names of sports as a password is also more common than desired. " Football "ranked seventh, while" baseball "did the same in tenth place. In the list include other hilarious examples as " letmein "(let me in)," login "or" 111111 ". This is the top 25 of the least secure passwords that are repeated on the Internet:

1. 123456
2. password
3. 12345678
4. qwerty
5. 12345
6. 123456789
7. football
8. 1234
9. 1234567
10. baseball
11. welcome
12. 1234567890
13. Abc123
14. 111111
15. 1qaz2wsx
16. dragon
17. master
18. monkey
19. letmein
20. login
21. princess
22. qwertyuiop
23. only
24. passw0rd
25. starwars

If you do get recognized on this list, you had better change your password as soon as possible to avoid risks, for which we propose some general recommendations. In any case, experts recommend using passwords at least 12 characters (combining letters, numbers and symbols ) and avoid repeating passwords from one service to another (because, for example, if a service is hacked, the cyber criminal to get our password can use it on more than one website to which we used to access).

Also, as tips on creating strong passwords, we recommend avoiding names and dates . Ideally, our password is not a word that makes sense, but to facilitate that we recodarlo later, you can always use a simple trick: try to replace some vowels with numbers that are similar (for example, an A would be April 1, one I would be a 1, a 0 ... Or would), and intersperse some symbols in between, such as asterisks or dashes pads. Thus, a password like "user-streetcyber" would become something like this: "sTr33t * Scyb3rrl;" while to differentiate various services accounts, there is a trick so simple as adding a few letters that identifies the beginning or end. Without going any further, adding a "fb" to our Facebook account or "tw" to Twitter succeed remember the password and prevent recurrence in different websites. Keep safe all our Internet accounts requires a little effort, but always ends up paying off.

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