It seems that 80% of consumers now have their email leaked on the dark web. I have actually been using a few different services like Norton to scan the dark web. In fact, it feels like not a week goes by without me getting some alert at this point.
LookOut.com has come up with the top 10 most common passwords found on the dark web:
First of all, I think it goes without saying that if you’re starting your password with a set of numbers, you are in trouble. Second of all, it feels as if you need to have passwords that are more and more elaborate.
If you’re concerned about this, I would strongly recommend taking the first step of making much more elaborate passwords. If in some way you can recognize the words, then this is probably not a good password. Secondly, I would strongly recommend a dark web monitoring system.
All three have strong recommendations even from the most basic research.
But let’s take the first step and try to use passwords that make actual sense. It’s so easy to hack people because they use common passwords. In fact, there was a rather famous hack on Sarah Palin, because all they did was use her high school and her birthday. Of course, this is public information and they easily got into her Yahoo mail. Don’t use common passwords or they too will end up on the dark web.
If it’s easy enough to hack a presidential candidate, it’s probably easy to hack you too.
Maria Spanadoris an experienced online writer with a passion for general entertainment stories. As a Greek mom, Maria brings her unique perspective to her writing, infusing her work with warmth and humor. She has been writing online for over 20 years, starting her career at thecelebritycafe.com. Since then, Maria has honed her skills as a writer, developing a talent for crafting engaging and informative content that keeps her readers coming back for more. Whether she's covering the latest celebrity gossip or writing about her own experiences as a mom, Maria's writing is always relatable and engaging.