People Are Still Using Crappy Passwords in 2018

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SplashData looked at the passwords of 5 million accounts that were leaked by various breaches in 2018, and found that many users are still using very simple, easy-to-guess passwords.

The top 10 most common passwords, for example, were:

  1. 123456
  2. password 
  3. 123456789
  4. 12345678
  5. 12345
  6. 111111
  7. 1234567 
  8. sunshine
  9. qwerty
  10. iloveyou

According to SplashData, 2018 is the fifth year in a row that “123456” and “password” were #1 and #2 respectively on their list of common passwords based on analysis of breaches in that year. SplashData offers sensible steps to better create and manage passwords,

1. Use passphrases of twelve characters or more with mixed types of characters.

2. Use a different password for each of your logins. That way, if a hacker gets access to one of your passwords, they will not be able to use it to access other sites. 

3. Protect your assets and personal identity by using a password manager to organize passwords, generate secure random passwords, and automatically log into websites.

But, fundamentally, the systems that are in widespread use these days are far too difficult for end users to easily secure.

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<p>SplashData <a href="https:/ /www.prweb.com/ releases/bad_ password_habits_die_hard_ shows_splashdata_ s_8th_annual_ worst_passwords_ list/prweb15987071.htm">looked at</a> the passwords of 5 million accounts that were leaked by various breaches in 2018, and found that many users are still using very simple, easy-to-guess passwords.</p> <p>SplashData <a href="https:/ /www.prweb.com/ releases/bad_ password_habits_die_hard_ shows_splashdata_ s_8th_annual_ worst_passwords_ list/prweb15987071.htm">looked at</a> the passwords of 5 million accounts that were leaked by various breaches in 2018, and found that many users are still using very simple, easy-to-guess passwords.</p>
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<ol><li> 123456</li><li> password </li> <li>123456789< /li><li>12345678</li><li> 12345</li><li>111111</li> <li>1234567 < /li><li>sunshine< /li><li>qwerty< /li><li>iloveyou </li></ol>  <ol><li> 123456</li><li> password&nbsp; </li><li>123456789< /li><li>12345678</li><li> 12345</li><li>111111</li> <li>1234567&nbsp;</li><li> sunshine</li> <li>qwerty</ li><li>iloveyou </li></ol>
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<p>According to SplashData, 2018 is the fifth year in a row that "123456" and "password" were #1 and #2 respectively on their list of common passwords based on analysis of breaches in that year. SplashData offers sensible steps to better create and manage passwords,</p> <p>According to SplashData, 2018 is the fifth year in a row that "123456" and "password" were #1 and #2 respectively on their list of common passwords based on analysis of breaches in that year. SplashData offers sensible steps to better create and manage passwords,</p>
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<blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p> 1. Use passphrases of twelve characters or more with mixed types of characters.</p><p>2. Use a different password for each of your logins. That way, if a hacker gets access to one of your passwords, they will not be able to use it to access other sites. </p><p>3. Protect your assets and personal identity by using a password manager to organize passwords, generate secure random passwords, and automatically log into websites. </p></blockquote>  <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p> 1. Use passphrases of twelve characters or more with mixed types of characters.</p><p>2. Use a different password for each of your logins. That way, if a hacker gets access to one of your passwords, they will not be able to use it to access other sites.&nbsp;</p><p>3. Protect your assets and personal identity by using a password manager to organize passwords, generate secure random passwords, and automatically log into websites. </p></blockquote>
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<p>But, fundamentally, the systems that are in widespread use these days are far too difficult for end users to easily secure.</p> <p>But, fundamentally, the systems that are in widespread use these days are far too difficult for end users to easily secure.</p>
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