Password Security

5 11 2015

Is your account secure? You may be more at risk than you thought before.


In 2014 10 million email passwords were released on a Russian forum. 50,000 of those passwords were “123456” that’s according to an article published in the March 2015 edition of “Popular Science”. Strings of continual numbers made up half of the top 10 most common passwords.


Mark Burnett, an independent security expert, says that out of the 40 million passwords that he has leaked over 150,000 of them contains the word “password”.


A 2009 hack revealed a long list of passwords with at least one number and one capital letter, Password1 topped that list.
To improve security Burnett says to use at least 10 characters and avoid common phrases. The worst passwords are obvious, but there is no best password.