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The worst passwords of the year revealed
    2017-December-25  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

From Yahoo’s bombshell announcement of a data breach that affected millions to the recent WannaCry and BadRabbit ransomware attacks, 2017 has brought several major cybersecurity disasters.

But, despite the incessant warnings from security researchers, many people are still turning to weak, easily guessable passwords to protect their devices.

SplashData has revealed its list of the worst passwords of 2017, using data from more than 5 million passwords leaked this year — and, once again, “123456” and “password” top the list.

The list features several ineffective passwords that have, for some reason, long maintained their hold among Internet users.

This includes “qwerty” in fourth place, “admin” in 11th and “login” in 14th.

This year, “starwars” found its way onto the list as well, claiming the 16th spot.

“Unfortunately, while the newest episode may be a fantastic addition to the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, ‘starwars’ is a dangerous password to use,” said Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData, Inc.

“Hackers are using common terms from pop culture and sports to break into accounts online because they know many people are using those easy-to-remember words.”

There are several themes across the Worst Passwords list, including first names and hobbies. “Jordan,” “harley,” “robert,” “matthew,” “daniel,” “andrew,” “andrea” and “joshua” all made it on the list — along with “football” and “lakers.”

Several car names were among the top 50, from “ferrari” to “mercedes.” And, “trustno1” proved, perhaps unsurprisingly, to be among the worst passwords as well, taking up spot No. 25.

The experts warn that adding a number or symbol to a common word is also an ineffective trick. “Hackers know your tricks, and merely tweaking an easily guessable password does not make it secure,” said Slain.

The report also found that nearly a quarter of people use the same password for every site they are signed up to.

Words to Learn 相关词汇

【不停的】bùtíng de incessant continuing or following without interruption

【微调】wēitiáo tweak make usually small adjustments in or to

雅虎宣布数据外泄影响数百万人引人震惊,勒索软件WannaCry和BadRabbit的网络攻击引人担忧,2017年我们经历了数起严重的网络安全灾难。

但尽管安全研究人员不断发出警告,很多人仍在给个人设备设置安全等级弱、容易被破解的密码。

知名安全机构SplashData近日发布2017年最糟糕密码榜单,统计于今年遭泄露的超过500万个密码。123456和password再度居首。

其中还出现了一些长期霸榜的易泄露密码,出于某些原因,网友们一直热衷于使用这些密码。

其中包括qwerty(键盘字母顺序,排名第4)、admin(管理员,排名第11)和login(登录,排名第14)。

今年登榜的还有starwars(星球大战),排名第16。

SplashData公司首席执行官摩根-斯莱恩说:“不幸的是,虽然最新的一部星球大战系列电影很精彩,但使用‘starwars’这个密码却很危险。”

“现在黑客使用流行文化或体育活动中的常见说法来破解网上账户,因为他们知道很多人在使用这些容易记住的词做密码。”

上榜的密码中有几大主题,包括人名和兴趣爱好。Jordan、harley、robert、matthew、daniel、andrew、andrea、joshua等人名都出现在榜单上,football和lakers(湖人队)也上榜。

还有几种汽车品牌名称也跻身榜单前50,包括ferrari(法拉利)和mercedes(梅赛德斯)等等。

trustno1(不相信任何人)毫无疑问也上榜了,排名第25。

专家警告说,在普通词汇中添加数字或符号根本没用。斯莱恩说:“黑客们都知道你的小伎俩,对容易破解的密码稍作调整不会更安全。”报告还显示,近四分之一的人为所有账户设置同一密码。(Chinadaily.com.cn)

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