The Case for Passphrases

A good passphrase consisting of several words with spaces or dashes in between (like "Garage-city-park-where" or "eat cake every eighth") is stronger than most gobbledygook passwords that have lots of random characters, and passphrases offer the very meaningful advantage of being far easier to remember for real human beings.

Top 50 Worst Passwords of 2019

In the company’s ninth annual installment of the Worst Passwords of the Year list, “donald” is not among the top 25 most dangerous and most commonly leaked passwords by hackers. In other news, “password” has for the first time in the list’s history been knocked out of the top two spots.

Checklist — How to Hacker-Proof Your Passwords

By now, we all know that hacking is no joke . Your identity can be taken in a matter of seconds — and with it, all your personal and financial information. A corporate cyber attack can be devastating, but large corporations usually have their own security teams to help get ...

Tom's Tales #1 The One Where Tom's Boss Gives Away Their Passwords

Tom2Meet Tom. Tom works at Acme Consulting, a 25 person company. As the senior "tech guy" at Acme, Tom wears a number of hats, including having responsibility for IT and security. Tom tries his best to protect his company, but he's got his share of problems (and his colleagues don't always help out) as we'll see in our ongoing series Tom's Tales.... CEO Eleanor threw a wrench in Tom's weekend plans (and in company security) by losing her smartphone - which didn't have password protection. Here's how it happened, and how Tom responded.   It's scientifically proven to be one of the top 7 worst feelings one can experience. You glance at the clock on a Friday afternoon, and it hits you: The sickening realization that, although you only have two hours left in the day, you still have a solid nine hours of work left to do.

Q&A On Our Worst Password List

We always get lots of questions about our annual Worst Passwords List , so I thought I'd tackle some of these questions here. What exactly are these 25 Worst Passwords? How do you collect passwords?

Announcing Our Worst Passwords of 2015

SplashData has announced the 2015 edition of its annual "Worst Passwords List" highlighting the insecure password habits of Internet users. "123456" and "password" once again reign supreme as the most commonly used passwords, as they have since SplashData's first list in 2011, demonstrating how people's choices for passwords remain consistently risky.

Are your passwords hacker-proof? A checklist to help you decide.

By now we all know that hacking is no joke. Your identity can be taken in a matter of seconds-- and with it, all your personal and financial information. A corporate cyber attack can be devastating but large corporations usually have their own security teams to help get their systems back online. Review this checklist to decide whether your passwords are strong enough to keep out hackers.

Worst Passwords of 2018

Bad habits die hard, according to SplashData’s eighth annual list of Worst Passwords of the Year. After evaluating more than 5 million passwords leaked on the Internet, the company found that computer users continue using the same predictable, easily guessable passwords.