Cyber attacks are becoming the new norm as data emerges as the new currency for scammers.
Part of the problem though rests with the security systems in place, particularly password security or lack thereof.
The issue is the choice of passwords which are considered weak and easily hacked.
Most people will be lazy when it comes to setting robust passwords and use passwords that are simple to remember such as street address and number, loved one’s name and age or simply ‘password’ or ‘123456’.
In fact, over 17% of consumers use ‘123456’ as their password – which regrettably is, the most popular password today.
Check out this published list of the most common passwords which sheds a light on just how common weak passwords are in place and why hacking seems to be on the increase.
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