Here is the list of the worst passwords used in 2017: Study
Use of words which belongs to our daily life as our passwords can make us in danger. A new study report published by security company SplashData reveals the list of top worst passwords used in 2017. The company made this record by more than five million passwords leaked in 2017.
According to SplashData, newly launched Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s main keyword “starwars” has also entered in the list of worst passwords used in 2017. Password “starwars” ranks 16th position across the list while the most common which topped the list is “123456” followed by “password.” and the newly entered “123456789” maintains a rank of 6th and “letmein” ranks at no. 7.
“Hackers are using common terms from pop culture and sports to break into accounts online because they know many people are using those easy-to-remember words,” said Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData, in a statement.
To make your password secure, you can use the given below tips:
*Use of a non-relevant word: Use of a non-relevant Scripture to your daily happenings can help you to secure your account to get hacked from your known ones.
*Enable Two-factor Authentication: Two-factor authentication can help you in making you any account secure even if you someone knows your password. Two-factor authentication will enable you to trace whenever someone tries to log in to your private or public accounts.
*Use of Unique password: A use of unique password can be helpful in any case of password leak or hack. You can choose a secure password with the use of numbers, alphabets, uppercase, lowercase, and symbols. With the use of these all, you can make a password which cannot be predicted at all.