Passwords are totally out of control and no one’s happy about it. On the plus side, the security studies about how bad we are at passwords are pretty funny to read – like the new one from the UK that says one of the most common breached passwords is… Blink 182. Plus: the worldwide phenomenon that is “Baby Shark” has been welcome news for aquariums, if not for many parents.
It’s a girl! (National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium)
It’s amazing, the number one password in the world is almost the exact same combination I have on my luggage!
Real talk, passwords are totally out of control and no one’s happy about it. We have way too many of them and they get breached too often and a lot of the kajillions of passwords out there are barely protecting anything.
On the plus side, the security studies about how bad we are at passwords are pretty funny to read, like the new one from the National Cyber Security Centre in the UK, which studied public databases of all the passwords that were revealed during hacks and other security breaches.
The results aren’t exactly flattering for us. The most common password among those breached? 123456. For 23 million people, the only thing between hackers and their data is the first six numbers on the keyboard. The second most common was 123456789. The word “password” was one of the most common passwords, which is sadly not a huge surprise.
But there were surprises in the study, ,including news that the most common musical act used as an insecure password was Blink 182. Because I guess the name has letters and numbers in the name and there’s enough characters to be long enough for most websites?
The researchers say, if you want to avoid a breached password, don’t use band names.
Well, I guess this is growing up.
I have learned that the worldwide phenomenon that is “Baby Shark” has been welcome news for aquariums, some of whom now proudly publicize the arrival of an, um, infant large fish. In fact, over the weekend the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa not only had a party for its new baby coral catshark, it had a gender reveal party. Turns out it’s a girl… doo doo do do do do.