by Mitchell W.
You must've heard from your psychology friend(s) that coming up with "the most obvious" password may be the solution to not getting hacked right?
Cause apparently, no one thinks of the most common answers anymore and it always has to be super complicated...
Before we knew of the existence of irritating prats without a job, aka hackers, passwords were probably as easy as "123456"...till most social media sites require you to have "Capital Letter(s) + Numeric(s) + Symbol(s)" upon registering/changing passwords.
I guess it was meant to confuse hackers cause supposedly no 2 people would think alike...
Based on a survey conducted online, codes using names, sports teams and swear words are more popular than you might think.
Tried it...and got hacked... 4 times... (Not like I'm THAT interesting enough to need being hacked)
Several combinations of numbers made up the Top 10, while "blink182" was the most popular musical artist and "superman" the most common fictional character.
Fun Fact: "123456" was the runaway winner, with 23.2 million accounts using the easy-to-crack code.
Here are the Top 10 Passwords that You Will Wanna Avoid:
(or change..if it's currently your password)
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recommended using three "random but memorable" terms in a password, to reduce the risk of having an account breached.
So, be creative and use words memorable to you, so people can't guess your password -- and don't write it down on anything that people can get their hands on please...