Users left vulnerable
LONDON: Vulnerable passwords played a part in the celebrity nude photo hack and research suggests many internet users continue to risk their online safety when it comes to login details.
A British Government survey in October last year, as part of the Cyber Streetwise campaign, found three-quarters of Britons used passwords that were not secure.
These include a pet’s name, place of birth or something related to their favourite sports team.
The list of the most common passwords of 2014 also highlighted that, based on millions of pieces of stolen data logged over the previous year, the two most common choices among web users were found to be “123456” and “password”.