Orange County, CA - I just read a summary of research on secure passwords vs. weak ones that get hacked. If you are looking to create your own secret password or if you are a network administrator looking to enforce secure password policy then read on. These results are from a study on 10 million passwords that have been breached in recent years.
In summary, if you want a weak password, then use:
- “Love” phrases
- And days of the week
- Leet speak, the act of using informal language or code in which standard letters are often replaced by numerals or special characters such as “n00b” or “gue55able”
- Most importantly, don’t use patterns on your keyboard or phone dialer pad. Those are at the very top of the list of quickly decoded passwords....