Based on a report of 2 million leaked passwords in 2015, a company found a unique trend a little quicker than most online users would like to know. If you’re like most, you keep adding numbers and letters until the password meter no longer insults you with “very weak” or “weak”. Very strong is what you should be looking for, however, that doesn’t just mean length. Randomization is one of the most important tactics to a strong password.
So, take a moment and skim through this list of 25 passwords and make sure yours isn’t on it! The top five are the usual suspects, but #23 just might shock you.
What’d we learn? Think random! Also, not trendy pop culture. Take this short quiz and see if you are more of a cyber threat than you thought. If you do well enough, you could win some tuition credits toward cybersecurity training!
Credit: PC World contributor Ian Paul, and Splash Data
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