According to a study conducted by National Center for Cyber Security of the United Kingdom, the password 123456 appeared in more than 23 million filtered accounts.
"These types of reports reflect a lack of awareness of the risks associated with the use of weak passwords and the consequences that privacy and personal information can have about it. Talk about"safe key"Or one"strong password"It refers to those who have a significant expansion and have symbols, uppercase, lowercase and even numbers," said Camilo Gutierrez, head of the ESET Latin America research laboratory.
A recent ESET poll found that 30% of users use two or three passwords for all their accounts. In this regard, the security company advises that the use of strong passwords is the first step towards safer and responsible use of technology, especially since, according to a report by the British Agency, 89% of respondents buy online, and 39% do it weekly .
Hence some additional tips for password security:
• For greater security, use double authentication factors
• Use long sentences and include numbers
• Do not reuse the old passwords
• Create another password for each account
• Change your passwords periodically
• Use a trusted password manager