Every now and then, a list of the most popular passwords in the world are released and every single time I look at that list I want to smash my head against the wall.
Despite the fact that whenever you’re asked to pick a password you’re told to make it unique and actually spend some time coming up with it, people are still using the same old dumb crappy passwords they’ve always used. Get a load of this list that was compiled by the guys at Keeper Security from 10 million hacked accounts:
I mean right? That’s absolutely pathetic isn’t it? How can people still think that passwords like ‘password’, ‘qwerty’ and ‘123456’ are worth having and using. They’re not even slightly funny either.
A spokesperson for Keeper Security said the following:
The list of most-frequently used passwords has changed little over the past few years.
While it’s important for users to be aware of risks, a sizable minority are never going to take the time or effort to protect themselves.
No shit. Think he summed it up perfectly there.
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