Announcing our Worst Passwords of 2016
“123456” and “password” again top SplashData’s annual “Worst Passwords List” Three variations of “password” appear on this year’s list of risky passwords; millions of users continue putting themselves at risk LOS GATOS, CA – A few months ago there were news reports that the hacking of Democratic National Committee’s John Podesta’s email was made easier […]
Will passwords be ever replaced?
Today, passwords are central to the online security process. Passwords are used to protect almost all our personal and business information. However, as well all know, passwords can be vulnerable. So the question is: Will passwords ever be replaced? Let’s look at some alternatives. One alternative to passwords that is often used today is the […]
Your passwords speak a lot about your personality
Some people like to choose a random set of letters and numbers for their passwords. Others choose a password that mean something to them, that pertains to their characteristics. For example, one might choose their password to be his or her favorite sports team. Such passwords often speak a lot about your personality. Many people […]
iOS and Android apps updated with SSL pinning for security
Our TeamsID iOS and Android apps were updated today with security enhancements including SSL pinning. What Is SSL Pinning? Put simply, SSL pinning is making sure a mobile application such as TeamsID’s iOS app or Android app double checks a server’s security certificate. We are bundling our server’s SSL certificate inside our apps and ensuring that any SSL request […]
How Well Can You Guess These Celebrity Passwords?
After years of studying passwords, there are definitely patterns and “secrets” that are most commonly followed. As was made evident in the semi-recent scandal, celebrities follow the same patterns when they create their passwords. Do you know these celebrities well enough to guess what their passwords might be? Find out by taking this celebrity password […]
Q&A On Our Worst Password List
We always get lots of questions about our annual Worst Passwords List, so I thought I’d tackle some of these questions here. What exactly are these 25 Worst Passwords? How do you collect passwords? Technically, these are the most common 25 passwords we found from our searches of public posts or “dumps” of plain text […]
Announcing Our Worst Passwords of 2015
SplashData’s fifth annual “Worst Passwords List” shows people continue putting themselves at risk While longer passwords debut on this year’s list of most commonly used passwords, they are not necessarily more secure LOS GATOS, CA – SplashData has announced the 2015 edition of its annual “Worst Passwords List” highlighting the insecure password habits of Internet […]
The Cost Of Neglecting Password Security (Infographic)
Have you ever wondered how much it could cost your company if you lost your passwords or got hacked? Well here is your chance to answer all your questions on password security. This infographic will show you why it is so important to keep your passwords safe.
Resources for ransomware
My goal with this blog is to go beyond password management and cover other security and productivity topics of interest, especially topics of interest to small and medium sized businesses. Along these lines, I’ve been doing some research on ransomware, especially Crowti (also known as Cryptowall).
The case for passphrases
I’ve been making the case for using passphrases rather than passwords for years, especially in our press releases for our annual Worst Passwords lists. A good passphrase consisting of several words with spaces or dashes in between (like “Garage-city-park-where” or “eat cake every eighth”) is stronger than most gobbledygook passwords that have lots of random characters, and passphrases […]