The National Crime Security Centre (NCSC) of the United Kingdom has released a list of the most commonly used passwords globally.
According to a new research by the centre, these passwords are easy to guess, and are thus, among the most hacked. They include series of numbers, letters, name of persons, football teams and music groups.
So, if you use one of more of the passwords below, it is time to change it for something stronger and harder to guess.
- Blink 182
The findings were released ahead of the NCSC’s CyberUK 2019 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, which will be used to inform government policy and the guidance it offers to business and the public.
Giving some internet security tips, NCSC technical director Dr Ian Levy said: “We understand that cybersecurity can feel daunting to a lot of people, but the National Cyber Security Centre has published lots of easily applicable advice to make you much less vulnerable.
“Password re-use is a major risk that can be avoided – nobody should protect sensitive data with something that can be guessed, like their first name, local football team or favourite band.
“Using hard-to-guess passwords is a strong first step and we recommend combining three random but memorable words. Be creative and use words memorable to you, so people can’t guess your password.”