Tag: passwords


Smarter Protection: 2016’s Worst Passwords and How to Improve Them

You’ve heard this before, but it’s such a pressing issue that we’ll repeat it again: you need to create safe passwords. That means not just coming up with one password with uppercase and lowercase characters, punctuation and numbers, then using it as your login everywhere. You need to create different passwords for every account you own. We bring this up for a good reason: people still aren’t taking passwords seriously. A study released by Keeper Security, a password management software vendor, detailed the 10 million passwords uncovered by data breaches in 2016. You can view the full list here, but examples from the top five include: 123456, 123456789, qwerty, 12345678 and 111111. Of course, the standard fallback of “password” comes in

Read More »