Password, 123456 and qwerty. It's 2016 and these three passwords were still the most commonly used last to reports from data breaches In America and Western Europe.
The key to a good password is randomness. However, we are creatures of habit and often end up creating passwords around pets, holidays or family members. We add birthdays or significant dates to really feel secure about our passwords. However, these are just simple patterns and will put you in just as much risk of having your identity stolen by hackers.
The article below you 7 on how to lock down your online security.
AS FAR AS made-up holidays go, “World Password Day” doesn’t quite have the same cachet as, say, Father’s Day, or even National Pancake Day (March 8th). Still, it’s as good an excuse as any to fix your bad passwords. Or better yet, to finally realize that the password you thought was good still needs some work. By now you know the basics of password security. Don’t write them down, get a password manager, use two-factor authentication whenever possible, and don’t use anything that’s easily guessable. (Looking at you, “111111” crowd). All of that advice still stands, and you should keep it up. Nice work! But now it’s time for an advanced beginner course.