How vulnerable you are to identity threat or hacking on the internet? Check out the list of 'Worst Passwords List', showing how casually internet users tend to take their cyber security.
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: SplashData has announced the 2015 edition of its annual 'Worst Passwords List', showing how casually internet users tend to take their cyber security.
Passwords like '123456' and 'password' once again tipped to become the most commonly used passwords, as they have since SplashData’s first list in 2011 showing how many users make themselves vulnerable to identity theft and hacking.
The firm compiled more than 2 million leaked passwords to prepare the list.
SplashData suggests a method of arriving at a secure password:
1) Use password or paraphrase with at least 12 characters with mixed characters
2) Avoid using same password over and over again on different websites
Following is the list of the worst passwords of 2015. Hope you did not have any of these as one of your passwords to access a site: