It’s World Password Day, and the news isn’t encouraging

Tip: Don’t use 12345.

Tip: Don’t use 123456.

Though cybersecurity and cyber fraud are frequent topics of interest, one cannot bring up the importance of solid passwords often enough. In that spirit, here’s wishing you a happy World Password Day.

Ready for some scary facts? According to a new report from LastPass91 percent of us agree that using the same password for everything is dangerous, but 66 percent of us still do it. Fifty-two percent of us haven’t changed our passwords in the last year. Even when we know that a brand we do business with online has suffered a breach, 52 percent of us don’t bother changing our password.

About three years ago, I listed the 10 most frequently used passwords. (Click here to read the post.) Here they are:

  1. 123456
  2. 123456789
  3. qwerty
  4. 12345678
  5. 111111
  6. 1234567890
  7. 1234567
  8. password
  9. 123123
  10. 987654321

If you wondered why we need a World Password Day, now you know.

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