Analysis carried out by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) found that huge numbers of people are still - despite continued advice - using weak, easy-to-guess passwords to secure their accounts.
More than 280,000 people use "liverpool" as an online password, while more than 333,000 accounts have the password "superman".
The third spot is grabbed by "qwerty" with 3.8 million users followed by "password" appearing 3.6 million times and the last password in the list of the world's most hacked passwords is "111111" with 3.1 million using it.
You'd think that people would have learned by now not to use obvious passwords.
The NCSC also published its first United Kingdom cyber survey, which revealed that 70 percent of Britons believe they will be a victim of cyber-crime over the next two years, with 42 percent expecting to lose money to online fraud by 2021.
While most breached passwords revolved around predictive numeric patterns, there were also many who used the name of their favorite football team, musician, or fictional character. Blink 182 was the most common music act password to be breached.Читайте также: Cricket world erupts over shock Steve Smith news
A survey by National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) - part of spy agency GCHQ - found almost one in two people expect to have money stolen from them online by 2021. The NCSC suggests taking a browse through the 100,000 entries and says: "If you see a password that you use in this list you should change it immediately".
Using hard-to-guess passwords is a strong first step and we recommend combining three random but memorable words.
The NCSC study also quizzed people about their security habits and fears.
While 89% use the internet to make online purchases, with 39% doing so on a weekly basis, only 15% said they know a great deal about how to protect themselves from harmful activity. Less than half do not always use a strong, separate password for their email account.
"We typically haven't done a very good job of that either as individuals or as the organisations asking us to register with them", he said.
The survey was published ahead of the NCSC's Cyber UK conference that will be held in Glasgow from 24-25 April.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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