From an article on Tech Republic
“Hackers know your tricks, and merely tweaking an easily guessable password does not make it secure,” says Slain. “Our hope is that our Worst Passwords of the Year list will cause people to take steps to protect themselves online.”
Here are the top 20 worst passwords of 2017:
Read more on Tech Republic at https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-20-worst-passwords-of-2017-did-yours-make-the-list/
Security Hell — my name is “admin” and “password” is my password
A typical brute force attack involves trying multiple “common” logins and passwords. Logins such as Admin, Administrator, Bob, guest, user, or test and passwords such as ‘password’, or ‘12345678’ are asking to be pwned. Readmore..
At home it is normally not a problem if your private login information is saved on your web browser, but in a public computer lab this can be quite a problem. FireFox and Google Chrome allow you to disable saving form data and passwords with a simple click on their options menu.
Internet Explorer 11 does also have this capability, but it is harder to find: click Internet Options, then Content, then the Settings button under Auto Complete. Delete AutoComplete History first, then uncheck the boxes for Autofilling Form Data.
A Tip o’ the Hat to http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/35519-internet-explorer-11-stored-passwords-view-remove.html for a nice How To article with many pictures.