Twenty-two years ago, back in the early years of the internet, many people were not too keen on coming up with hard-to-recall passwords which would have them taking it to note to be recalled.
This made passwords such as the purely numerical “12345,” “123456,” and “12345678” or reverse-order numerical password like “654321” some of the most common and, unsurprisingly, some of the most predictable passwords at that time.
For those who are not keen about using numbers for their passwords but are infatuated towards keys that form a line would instead opt for a passcode like “qwerty.” Then, there are also those who tried to be subtler by choosing a no-brainer password like “password.”
Twenty-two years later, at the present, these same overused passwords remain still relatively in use today according to SplashID password manager developer, SplashData.
While some of these passwords may have had saved certain users from unwanted intrusion from years ago, today’s brute force hacking mechanism are brighter than ever before. Unless you are using a very complex set of characters and symbols, a simple pattern is easily figured out which renders your account very susceptible to getting hacked.
If you are not determined on coming up with a hard-to-figure password to safeguard your online account, you can instead opt for quality password management app and let it handle the password creation and keeping for you. There are a lot of choices out there, and you can easily pick one that suits you.
For the complete list of the Worst Passwords of 2017, you can check it out here.