Prevailing Online Password Is Still "123456"
For the 4th year in a row, the most common online password being used is... "123456". This is pretty sad, to be honest, and goes a long way to explain how so many of us continue to get hacked or otherwise have our identities stolen.
"Unfortunately, while the newest episode may be a fantastic addition to the Star Wars franchise, ‘starwars' is a dangerous password to use," said SplashData CEO Morgan Slain. "Hackers are using common terms from pop culture and sports to break into accounts online because they know many people are using those easy-to-remember words."Maybe we should not have the Internet of Things after all...