SplashData – http://www.splashdata.com – a company of password management software reported the 25 most common passwords cracked by cyberattackers. The list includes:
The company advises that with endless stories of services, companies, and governments losing personal data or seeing their systems compromised consumers would be more careful creating strong passwords on their email and social networking accounts, mobile devices, and online banking avoiding the risk from fraud and identity theft.
Security experts generally recommend a password be at least eight characters long, contains a mix of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and allowable punctuation. The only remarks is that while users are creating passwords even more difficult to crack and remember, they also are using some old system to keep it at mind such as post-its, or a file or note labeled as “passwords”.