BUKIT LANJAN: Are any of the world’s most hacked passwords also yours?

The top 10 most hacked passwords of 2017
Some are new but most are the same as every year
By Cal Jeffrey on Dec 19, 2017, 3:43 PM
SplashData each year compiles a list of the most commonly used bad passwords scraped from stolen credentials. You would think that year after year, people would learn to improve their password habits. Instead, we find the same overused passwords retaining their popularity. The two most used in 2017 were “123456” and “password.” Those terrible choices have maintained the number one and number two positions respectively since SplashData started tracking bad passwords in 2011. The number three pick was always “12345678,” but it was dethroned by "12345" in 2015 and then “qwerty” in 2016. However, it has regained its title this year as the third most hacked password … for more, go to https://www.techspot.com/news/72386-top-10-most-hacked-passwords-2017.html 

BUKIT LANJAN: Are any of the world’s most hacked passwords also yours?

Malaysians are urged not to take internet security for granted, especially when it comes to passwords.

Internet accounts using “123456” and “Password” are the most hacked globally in 2017.

“Wise up Malaysians. Don’t live to regret it if you continue to take internet security and passwords for granted or lightly,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

He said Malaysians should be wary of the folly if they continued to place little concern for their internet accounts.

“With internet users doing more and more payment transactions via cyber accounts, it has become more important to ensure that one’s password is most secured.

“The best option is to change the passwords regularly,” he added.

How Cybercriminals Hack Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat Passwords
Learn to keep the bad guys away from your Internet life

Passwords are the keys to the digital kingdom. Even Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, has to log into his master account by typing one. That’s why malicious hackers pour a huge amount of time and money into hacking other people’s passwords and breaking into their accounts. And we assure you that theirefforts don’t go unrewarded. In this article, you’ll explore how cybercriminals hack passwords for social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Once you “know thy enemy” we will go over some basic steps you can follow to dodge those attack methods … for more, go to https://heimdalsecurity.com/blog/hack-facebook-instagram-snapchat-password/

Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), urged Malaysians to heed warnings of passwords and internet security.

“Avoid having to cry over spilled milk,” he added.

Here’s The Star Online posting on the Top 20 hacked passwords this year:

"Worst passwords of 2017: ‘123456’ comes top once again

Thursday, 21 Dec 2017
7:30 AM MYT

Choosing a relatively complex password can help keep personal data safe online. — AFP Relaxnews

Splashdata has released its annual ranking of the worst passwords of 2017, using data from more than 5 million leaked passwords. For 2017, the world's most-hacked password is still "123456," followed by "Password."

Between them, these two passwords have ruled the ranking sine 2011, and that's no surprise, since they're the easiest and most predictable passwords to hack.

Users can improve password security by finding a series of letters, numbers and symbols that's relatively complex, but which can be easily remembered. Try using the first letters of a phrase or a song title, for example.

Finally, it's important never to use the same password twice and to make sure you change passwords regularly, once per quarter, for example.

1. 123456
2. password
3. 12345678
4. qwerty
5. 12345
6. 123456789
7. letmein
8. 1234567
9. football
10. iloveyou
11. admin
12. welcome
13. monkey
14. login
15. abc123
16. starwars
17. 123123
18. dragon
19. passw0rd
20. master — AFP Relaxnews



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