The 25 Worst Passwords of 2016
Keeper Security, makers of a password manager, analyzed over 10 million passwords to come up with this list of the 25 worst passwords of 2016. According to Keeper Security, these 25 worst passwords accounted for about 50% of all passwords analyzed. We hope you don’t find any passwords you use on this list:
Any of these passwords can be cracked almost instantly using common dictionary-based password cracking tools.
It’s a new year and a good time to analyze your passwords. You should never use the same password for more than one site. Your passwords should be 12 or more characters and should include a combination or upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. A good password manager like LastPass (Free version) includes a password generator and will remember your passwords for you – it will even remember the sites your passwords belong to.
And most security experts recommend that you change your passwords every few months. Some password managers, such as LastPass even make it easy to do that.
It’s a new year and it’s a good time to remember to check your passwords and make sure you’re accounts are protected by strong, hard to crack, passwords.
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