About a week ago, Splashdata released the 25 passwords that are commonly used by most people.
According to the CEO, these data were collected from files containing millions of stolen passwords.
After running through the list of 25 most popular passwords, I realized that none of the password even meet the criteria of being long or complicated.
I would advice that none of those passwords should be use. In fact, passwords that close to the patterns of the 25 most popular passwords should not be used.
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There is a saying from the local Chinese people where “the most insecure spot is the safest spot”. Which means in the password creation case, the most insecure password is the most secure password. Probably this saying can be applied in certain conditions but definitely not password creation.
Password hacking runs the most basic attack first and usually the most insecure will get the hit first. If you are among the people who believe in the saying which I just said, stop it. In security, things does not work this way.
From time to time, if you have any problem in creating password, you should always refer to the post on how to create a strong password. Even better if you can afford a Password Manager to do the work.
If you are interested, do check out the 25 most popular password below. In other words, it is also known as 25 passwords that you should not use in any applications.