Top 100 Passwords of 2019

Year after year, analyses show that millions of people make, to put it mildly, questionable choices when it comes to the passwords they use to protect their accounts. Data for 2019 showed that bad habits do die hard and many people willingly put themselves in the firing line of account-takeover attacks.

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Top 100 Passwords of 2018

Password security company SplashData has released its annual list of the most commonly used passwords on the web.

The number one spot belongs to ‘123456’, which is followed by another maddeningly obvious choice, ‘password’. In fact, these two are stalwarts of the most common passwords, having claimed the first two spots for the fifth year in a row.

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Email Data Breaches

Did you know that one of the major sources of data breaches isn’t hackers, but it’s accidentally disclosing e-mail addresses. Under the new 2018 Data protection regulations, an e-mail address is considered Personal Identifiable Information, and therefore covered by the UK Data Protect Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).

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