Dynamic Business is bringing you our top stories from 2012 over the holiday period. Catch up with this great story from June 13 on the most hacked passwords from LinkedIn. a good reminder for password safety.
Many of us have been guilty of using simple or obvious passwords at some time or another, but LinkedIn’s hacking last week should serve as a reminder of the importance of rethinking the security of our log-in information.
Following last week’s hacking incident, where 6.46 million LinkedIn passwords were stolen and posted on a Russian hacker forum, security firm Rapid7 has revealed the top 30 most hacked passwords with the number one being “link” closely followed by “1234”.
There’s a growing trend for internet users to create passwords using simplistic passphrases or words associated with the site, Rapid7 said, with the company urging businesses to ban the use of bad and obvious passwords or risk putting their online security and that of their data at serious risk.