Data diggers’ dumpster dive demonstrates dumb and dumberer defences
The security industry’s ongoing efforts to educate users about strong passwords appears to be for naught, with a new study finding the most popular passwords last year were 123456 and 123456789.
Keeper Security wonks perused breached data dumps for the most popular passwords when they made the despondent discovery.
Some 1.7 million accounts used the password “123456”, or 17 per cent of the 10 million hacked accounts the firm studied.
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