Last year marked the fifth anniversary of the passwords “123456” and “password” being in the top 2 spots of most used/worst passwords, according to SplashData. Of this list, it is estimated that 1 in 10 people use these top 25 passwords. That’s… not good. Each year, SplashData pores over millions of passwords that belong to people who were breached.
Here are some safe password practices:
- Use uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and characters
- The longer the password, the better
- Use two-factor authentication when possible
- Do not reuse your passwords over multiple sites and applications
- Do not trust your browser to store your password
- Use password managers like LastPass
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