The list of passwords most used in 2018 states, once again, that computer security expert notices are ignored. As for 2017, there are no changes in the first two posts: "123456"This is the most used one again, and then" password ".
"We hope to publish this list every year convince people to take measures to protect themselves on the Internet"Those responsible for the report said, adding:" We are worried, with all the known risks and shifts, that users will be exposed to these hazards year on year. "
Trump, cast in the list
The report is disclosed by the Splash Data company. They explain that they are based on more than 5 million passwords have to filter during this year.
"The hackers are very successful in using famous names, culture and sport terms, as well as using simple patterns to get into other people's accounts," said the report.
In the top 25 there are classics such as simple numeric passwords, "qwerty" and "monkey". In addition, 11 are new to the list. Among them is "Donald", Direct reference to US president.
"I'm sorry, Mr President, but this is not fake news: using your name or any common name as a password is a dangerous decision, "said operating director SplashData. He explained that"hackers are very successful in using famous names, pop culture and sports terms, as well as using simple patterns from a keyboard to go to other people's accounts on the Internet.
In light of the recurrence: are consumers not aware of the risks of using weak passwords? Or do we know the risks, and just decide to ignore the advice of the experts?
Here are the 25 most useful passwords in 2018:
20.! @ # $% ^ & *