I heard this on Good Morning America the other day and wondered how often people change their passwords.
“If you’re trying to protect your email or your bank account online, the dumbest password you can use is … “password.” This is according to SplashData, a California software firm that happens, among other things, to sell an app that helps you manage your passwords.
The list is one of those things that’s fun to poke through, but security people remind us that we’re more vulnerable online than we like to think, and sometimes we make it easy for the bad guys. Take a look, and if you use one of these, SplashData says it’s probably a good idea to change it.
18. passwOrd (The “O” is a zero here)
So, how often do you change yours? Do you have a different password for each place you visit online?