Always choose a good password. ‘123456’ ought to do it.
I had to laugh when I read about a security breach at Rockyou.com that exposed 32 million account passwords. The list fell into the hands of a data security firm who analysed the passwords and trended them.
Not sure if this is a general indication of the level of user that rockyou.com attracts or a more alarming education problem. Here are the top 20 passwords taken from the report; make up your own mind.
Nice to see that passwords such as ‘123456’, ‘12345’, ‘123456789’ and ‘password’ accounted for nearly half a million of them :-) And people wonder why I advocate that it doesn’t matter how many firewalls and security checks are put in place, the weak link is always, always, always human.