Question of the Day: How many of the top 10 most commonly used passwords can you guess?
You might like a password that's easy to remember. A thief might like it, too, because it's easy to crack.
- What are some risks associated with using common passwords like the ones shown in this list?
- What strategies can be used to create a strong password that is also easy to remember?
- Besides having a strong password, what other security measures can you take to protect your online financial information?
Behind the numbers (NordPass):
- Streaming lovers seem to be strong password haters. Compared to other popular websites, people choose the poorest credentials to secure accounts on this platform category.
- “123456” proved its value as the world’s worst password. Throughout the lifetime of this study, it was ranked as the most common password 4 out of 5 times. “Password” held this not-so-noble title once.
- Researchers say that while passwords are getting harder to breach due to rapidly evolving technologies, malware attacks are still seen as a prominent threat for account security.
Creating good passwords is just one example of a consumer skill we need to develop in our students. Your students can develop more skills with NGPF's Consumer Skills unit.