No matter how many articles are written and stories are published, online passwords continue to stay too simple and too 'hackable.' Each January we get to see the previous year's list of worst passwords. And each year it is just as bad. No one seems to learn.
The article from Mashable
highlights the worst, including 'princess,' 'admin' and 'monkey.' However, most notable is the fact that the most popular bad password is '123456', de-throwning 'password' as the usual champ.
Most experts recommend that you keep your passwords secure by staying away from these simple ones, as well as birthdates, children's names and other items that could be easily guessed. However, an easy way to keep it secure is to choose a long word or series of words as the base for your password (some require numbers or symbols be included also.) The longer your password, the harder it is to crack.