Knowing the danger of the reckless usage of password, we should have thought and created it as serious and as difficult as possible.
But there are several people who still underestimate the importance of complex passwords. Instead, they use simple yet very easy combinations which could lead them closer to hacking and information robbery.
Quoted from Geeksnewscentral on Monday (April 22nd 2019), there are around 23 million people around the world who use 123456 for their social media password. England’s National Cyber Security Centre analyzed the data from Have I Been Pwned and found the top 100,000 words used for password. It also revealed the most used 10 passwords used by the internet users. Those passwords are:
What’s with the bad passwords?
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Based on what we saw, the respective users might want an easy-to-remember words. Aside of the listed passwords, some keywords such as ‘Liverpool’ is also appear 28 times, along with ‘James Bond 007’.
NCSC recommend us to use 3 random words for the safer password, such a s ‘tablehousblue’ and don’t use a password for another accounts. It also recommended to have a different e-mail password.
“The reuse of the same passwords (between every social media) is the main risk that could be avoided. Not everyone have to protect their sensitive and important data with something that is very easy to guess such as their first name, local soccer team, or favorite band. Using the difficult password is the first strong move and we recommend you to combine three random words but it will be easy for you to remember it. Be creative and use memorable words for you to the point that another person couldn’t take a guess,” stated by Dr. Ian Levy, the Technical Director of NCSC.