Take a guess on what the worst possible password is in 2013?
Let me give you a hint. In 2012, password was the worst password.
In 2013, password has taken the second spot. The list is headed by 123456 which was the second worst in 2012.
What do I mean by worst password?
I could have also called it a common password, a password that is gullible and susceptible for attacks.
Security firm SplashData has released 2013’s worst passwords list and the list is mostly influenced by Adobe’s security breach.
Common passwords are gullible to brute attacks where the password cracker software guesses a number of combinations of passwords in a short interval of time.
It was assumed safe to replace numbers with letters – like 5 with S. Not anymore! Password crackers now apply various combinations during brute attacks.
SplashData suggests that you use random words separated either by a space or underscore.
Here’s the worst password list of 2013. Do you use any of these? If yes, time for action.