The worst passwords used in 2018 have been revealed

Marco Green
Декабря 16, 2018

In its eighth annual list of Worst Passwords of the Year, SplashData confirmed that folks are still using the same predictable, easily guessable codes.

They say hackers have great success guessing your passwords by using celebrity names, pop culture terms and sports teams. Many experts now recommend a password made up of a few words that are picked at random, a technique popularized by Diceware.

Furthermore, he added, "The sheer number of accounts requiring passwords means everyone is prone to make the same mistakes as the Password Offenders". Back in October, Kanye West revealed that his phone passcode was "000000".

With so much publicity over massive data hacks, and given the large number of password managers available, Slain says it's "a real head-scratcher" as to why people continue to use these bad passwords. We sincerely hope someone in the White House isn't using this password.

You can check out the full list here.

Time to change your password. Check out the rest of SplashData's list of 100 worst passwords.

"As the value of cryptocurrencies reached record levels at the beginning of the year, scores of crypto owners had the potential to cash out - if they could remember their passwords", the report wrote. You can use password manager apps to keep your passwords secure and log into websites automatically. A Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit found, among other things, that some weapons systems had software protected with default passwords that could be found via a Google search. With a large number of people using the same weak password across multiple platforms, hackers could gain access to thousands and thousands of accounts.

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