Named the most popular (stupid) passwords 2015
The desire of large companies in the tech industry once and for all to leave the old alphanumeric passwords and replace them with something more simple, promising and safe is becoming more apparent. Whether for this purpose to use facial recognition and fingerprints or other biometric technology – not so important. It is important that passwords are to be left in the past, and the main reason for this is that in the vast majority of cases they are completely useless.
This, of course, not so much because of the shortcomings of the protocols to protect and encrypt the information currently used, but because of the eternal «weak link» in any security system – the so-called «human factor».
Confirmation of this we get every year, and the data underpinning this thesis become all the more vivid. In the past the year 2015, for example, nearly two million passwords leaked on the Internet. However, even this figure fails to stir and get to worrying users that continue to use extremely simple to guess, literally ridiculously stupid passwords, SplashData annual ranking is one of the largest companies in the password management (password management) – demonstrated this once again.
The best place it again is two, perhaps the most egregious example of completely stupid passwords: 123456 and password. But the top 25 will acquaint you with other even more crazy ideas, inspired by the mass pop-cultural phenomena like Star Wars, for example.
Here is the ranking of the 25 most popular passwords of 2015: