Pussy’ And ‘Dragon’ Are Two Of The Top 10 Most Used Passwords – Here Are The Other Eight

I don’t want to tempt fate here, but I think most of us take a similar approach to online passwords.

You pick one that works, and then you start playing around with little variations on it. A capital letter here, a cheeky full-stop there, and then you hope that no hacker / fraudster thinks you’re worth having a go at.

Well, according to the Telegraph, we’re lazy with passwords because “the typical person has 26 online log-ins – with the associated passwords and other ID” – and only the most dedicated are cooking up 26 different locks to pick.

Shall we look at what the top 10 passwords are? Buckle up:

password
123456
12345678
1234
qwerty
12345
dragon
pussy
baseball
football

If you’re still using ‘password’ you’re probably beyond saving, but who the hell is using ‘pussy’?

I tried Donald Trump’s Twitter account without luck, so there goes my guess.

So what do the security experts say we should do?

Eight characters is the ideal minimum for passwords – try using short, random words with a combination of lower case and upper case letters and a sprinkling of numbers and symbols.

Bruce Schneier, an American cryptographer and computer security professional, suggested making a memorable sentence into a password.

For example, “no man is an island” could become “N0mI5aI” and “two wrongs don’t make a right” could be “2Wdm1R”.

Sounds like a coded WhatsApp message a teen might send to stop their parents from finding out what they’re up to.

In my day you just had to delete your Internet browsing history – oh how the times have changed.

It’s a jungle out there, so get professionals like NEWORDER on your side – the hacking and industrial espionage protection experts – and batten down the hatches.

Oh, and if your password is ‘pussy’ you should definitely clear your browser history right now because there’s a 100% chance it’s a mess.


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Published Date: July 2017