The list of Most used passwords in 2018 once again exposes that alerts from computer security experts are ignored. In relation to 2017, there are no changes in the first two positions: "123456"It is again the most used, followed by" password. "
"Our hope to publish this list every year is persuading people to take action to protect themselves on the Internet"Those responsible for the report said, adding," We are concerned that, with all known risks and attacks, users will be exposed to these hazards year after year. "
Trump, a cast on the list
The report is released by the company Splash Data. They explain that they were based on more than 5 million passwords filtered during this year.
"Hackers are very successful in using celebrity names, pop culture terms and sports, as well as using simple patterns to get into other people's accounts," the report said.
In the top 25 there are classics like super simple numerical passwords, "qwerty" and "monkey". Also, there are 11 that are new to the list. Among them is "donald", A direct reference to the US president.
"I'm sorry, Mr. President, but this is not false news: using your name or any common name as a password is a dangerous decision, "joked Executive Director SplashData.And he explained that"hackers are very successful in using celebrity names, pop culture terms and sports as well as using simple patterns keyboard to enter other people's accounts on the Internet.
In the light of recidivism: are users not aware of the risks of using weak passwords? Or do we know the risks and simply decide to ignore the experts' advice?
Here are the 25 most used passwords in 2018: