If you’re part of the nearly 17 percent of web users with “123456” as your password, you might want to make a change immediately.
Password management company Keeper recently analyzed 10 million passwords that became public through 2016’s data breaches and came up with its list of the most common passwords to urge folks to make some changes.
Analysts found that four of the top 10 passwords and seven of the top 15 are six characters or shorter, which, according to Keeper, today’s software and hardware can unravel in seconds.
1. Use a variety of characters including numerical, uppercase, lowercase and other special characters.
2. Avoid dictionary terms.
3. Use a password manager such as Keeper.
If you have any of the top 25 most common passwords of 2016 listed below, Keeper analysts suggest you change yours immediately: