What Are The Worst Passwords?

Over sixty million passwords of 29 million people on over 100 websites were studied and bad habits identified :-

  • Overuse of same password.
  • "Password Walking" - using neighbouring or alternate keystrokes.
  • Passwords related to personal data.
  • Using names of brands, personalities, sports teams, movies, music, or TV shows.
  • Using "password" - the second most used password.

The National Agency for Information Systems Security recommends passwords of 12 characters of different type (upper/lower case, numbers, special characters) with no personal connection.

Also, use different passwords for each site to avoid the risk of serial piracy and do not store passwords in a file.

100 words, 670 characters

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