New Cyber Security Study Says To Stop Using Blink182 As Your Password

Tuesday, 23 Apr, 2019

Then it might be that you're using a password shared by more than 23.3 million people.

The password "123456" was the most common, having been breached an impressive 23.2 million times.

It makes sense when you consider that more passwords began requiring letter-number combinations and Blink-182 are one of the more popular "number" bands.

According to the UK's National Cyber Security Centre - many of us are using the same passwords to protect our valuable information.

Rounding out the top 10 most hacked passwords are 12345678, abc123, 1234567, password1, and 12345, the report found. However, if these passwords were set a long time ago and the site hasn't forced people to change them as requirements improved, they could still be valid. If a hacker gets access to your "master" password, it can easily access your accounts on different websites.

Some people still use an easy to guess passwords for logging in to email, visiting websites and social media accounts regardless of the dangers and risks associated with it. Why?

Anyone can create a secure password that's easy to remember.

Security expert Troy Hunt, who maintains a database of hacked account data, said picking a good password was the "single biggest control" people had over their online security.

It also revealed that only 15 per cent of British internet users say they know a great deal about protecting themselves online.

You can have a gander at the full password list here.

The UK's National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) this week released a "blacklist" containing the 100,000 most commonly recurring passwords accessed by third parties in global cyber breaches.

Included in the NSCS report is a data set from Have I Been Pwned, by worldwide web security expert, Troy Hunt, which lists the top 100,000 passwords that have been accessed by third parties in global cyber breaches. Hoppus responded to the report with a simple, "You guys". It's also advisable to enable two-factor authentication wherever possible, but the most important thing is to not use bad passwords. "Be creative and use words memorable to you, so people can't guess your password", explained Levy.

Developers and sysadmins are advised to make use of the list to encourage users to create stronger passwords, with the suggestion being that passwords from the list should be blocked.