SplashData, an American security applications company, released its annual list of worst passwords for 2018 last week where ‘donald’ made its debut at number 23. The password management company said it compiled its list of the 100 worst passwords after analysing over 5 million passwords leaked on the internet.
’12345′ and ‘password’ took the top two spots for the fifth consecutive year.
“It’s a real head-scratcher that with all the risks known, and with so many highly publicised hacks such as Marriott and the National Republican Congressional Committee, people continue putting themselves at such risk year-after-year,” SplashData CEO Morgan Slain said in a release.
“Hackers have great success using celebrity names, terms from pop culture and sports, and simple keyboard patterns to break into accounts online because they know so many people are using those easy-to-remember combinations,” he said.
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