Guess what's the worst password you can choose for your online account? That's right, none other than "password."
"Password" tops the list of worst Internet passwords as compiled by password management application provider SplashData.
“Hackers can easily break into many accounts just by repeatedly trying common passwords. Even though people are encouraged to select secure, strong passwords, many people continue to choose weak, easy-to-guess ones, placing themselves at risk from fraud and identity theft,” SplashData CEO Morgan Slain said in an interview posted on tech site Mashable.
Mashable said the list was based on millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers.
It noted the list included passwords with sequences of adjacent numbers or letters on the keyboard. Even certain combinations of numbers and letters have made the list.
The full list includes:
Mashable said SplashData has provided some tips for choosing secure passwords in a statement:
Vary different types of characters in passwords, and include numbers, letters and special characters when possible.
Choose passwords eight characters or longer, and separate short words with spaces or underscores.
Don’t use the same password and username combination for multiple websites and services.
Use an online password manager. — TJD, GMA News