SplashData’s Worst Passwords 2015 list has been released, showing
how many users are putting themselves at risk.
The fifth edition of the annual list reveals the most popular passwords found in data leaks during the year, according to SplashData:
SplashData offers three golden rules for effective password management:
Use passwords or catchphrases of 12 mixed characters or more. I like to use the first letters of a song title, with numbers and uppercase added in places that are memorable.
Don’t use the same password for different websites or log-ins to accounts.
Use a password manager to organize and protect passwords.
The password manager I favor is Dashlane. Yes, it keeps track of your passwords, automatically logs you in to any website on any of your devices (desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone on any platform), and never loses passwords. In fact, with your permission, Dashlane can burrow into your browsers and mine them for user names and passwords you might have […]