Do YOU use one of these passwords?
STOP NOW to be Safe
Did you know that two of the ‘Top Ten Business’ passwords in 2014, were ‘password‘, and ‘welcome’: Most often with a number 1 after it!
The following chart from statistical shows their source was a sample of 499,556 passwords. That’s a whole lot of lack of security online!
You will find more statistics at Statista
I share with my family, my friends, and my clients that it is imperative to have a secure password for anything you do online.
I can’t believe the top 10 password choices are so simple, so short, and so lacking in any security. I’m beginning to wonder if people actually take their online safety seriously.
We hear of people every day whose social media accounts are hacked. For those of us who work in the online space ,it is even more crucial to be sure that both our own and our client information is protected.
This means you should now have a password that should include both uppercase and lowercase letters, at least one number and one special character. I believe when possible a password should be a minimum of 12 characters. *Below is a chart of the special characters you can use.
Would love to know what you think, have you ever used one of these top end passwords? And do you now take your online security a bit more seriously?