BEACON TRANSCRIPT – When it comes to internet security, everyone known that a good password can help us protect our personal information from hackers. While some us as struggling to come up with strong passwords, other prefer to choose something that is easy to guess and to remember. Here are the most original password used in 2015.
Unfortunately, we will not disclose the full list of “original” passwords, but we are going to say a few words about what you want to create or to change the password to your account.
On the subject of funny and intricate passwords, I reckon that everyone remember the movies “Starballs”. During the movie, there was a scene depicting princess Vespa’s interrogation by Lord Dark Helmet. The dude with the oversized pith helmet wanted to coerce King Roland into submitting the secret password to the atmospheric shield. Giving in to Helmet’s request, Roland begins so say the password out loud, which was “188.8.131.52.5”.
Hearing about the password, Helmet said something like “That’s the same password an idiot would use on his briefcase”. Shortly after, President Skroob hearing about the victory commands his forces to go ahead with the plan, but not until they’ve changed the password on his luggage.
Apart from the comic effect of the scene, it would seem that there is some truth to it. And so, we come to our favorite subject, which is the most original passwords of 2015.
As we expected, the top was created by SplashData, a security company from California. And might we say that it has become something of a tradition, due to the fact that each year Splashdata releases compilations just as this one.
According to the security company, this year’s top of most “original passwords” features 25 contestants, each of them struggling to win the title of most original password ever. It would seem that the winners of this year’s edition of most “original” and uncrackable passwords are two users, each of them having the gift of imagination.
The award-winning password is 111111, followed closely by 1234567890 (take that hackers!). Well, you can’t blame people for wanting shorter and easy to remember passwords. But, simple combinations of letters like those above are very easy to crack by hackers.
When creating new passwords, we should keep a couple of things in mind. First of all, don’t use common names from pop culture like “Star Wars” or “Lord of the rings”. Remember, hackers are people too, and many of them had already seen those movies. You should try a combination of letters or numbers.
If you want better results, try using a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and other symbols. Yes, I know the password will be harder to remember, but at least, your internet banking account remains safe. You can also try to download a password generator.