Earlier this year, SplashData released their list of the most commonly used passwords. The list includes a few old favourites – ‘123456’ and ‘password’ still hold the top spots, but features a few surprises. ‘Football’ is on the rise at number 7 (up 3 places from last year), with new arrivals ‘princess’ and ‘starwars’ making their debut on the list. To check it out, click here.
As amusing as they are, these are all very insecure and easy for attackers to guess. What the list proves – as it does every year – is that a huge number of users are unaware or simply not concerned with the fact that cyber crime is on the rise.
The solution as we see it is to do away with passwords completely: remove the option for users to choose a password like ‘letmein.’ RapID from Intercede does exactly that. To find out more, check out our product page here.