Online security experts are advising people to use strong passwords to safeguard against all online threats from the internet. It seems like most of the people have not bothered to add more complex strings of characters to safeguards their accounts.
A recent study by U.K’s NCSC [National Cyber Security Center], This security center looked at the public databases of the breached accounts confirms that many peoples are still using simple passwords, With more than 23.2 million accounts globally are using “123456”.
The second most thing is “123456789,” and others include “11111111”, and “Qwerty”. Users can explore the Hunt’s database to find how many times simple passwords have shown in the list of accounts caught in the security breaches. For example, if you enter “qwerty”, and that password has been shown up in data breaches for more than 575,000 times.
Hunt had also offered some advice on how you can protect yourself online. If you are not remembering passwords then you can certainly use a password manager app such as 1password.
Users can also use two-factor authentication with the sites and apps that offer it, it will give the users an extra layer of protection from the hackers.
“Making good password choices is the single biggest control consumers have over their own personal security posture,” and also NCSC. “We typically haven’t done a very good job of that either as individuals or as the organisations asking us to register with them.”
He also added: “Recognising the passwords that are most likely to result in a successful account takeover is an important first step in helping people create a more secure online presence.”