The social networking site LinkedIn was the talking point of Infosec community this week because of the data breach of its 117 Million users. The site was initially hacked four years ago, but the results of hack are showing now. The data of its users is up for sales on dark web according to various sources.
This isn’t the first time a major internet giant have fallen victim of data breach, which affected its millions of users all over the world. Last year Ashley Madison an online dating website was hacked which have led to the resignation of its CEO and destroyed the marriages of many people.
However, the question is how hackers are able to breach these highly secured websites and gain passwords of millions of users. Yes, mainly it’s because of the lack of cyber security steps taken by those organizations, but the users are equally responsible for becoming a victim of these hacking attacks.
EHacking researchers have seen that most of the passwords that are hacked previously are commonly used around the globe and most people doesn’t care if their password isn’t secure. The passwords leaked from the latest LinkedIn hack are similar to the hacks of past years.
We have gathered the list of most commonly used passwords on the internet right now. List also includes the passwords leaked after the LinkedIn hack.
How to create a strong password
Creating a strong password needs the combination of alphabets, numbers, signs. Here are some examples:
3Hghfwg-09;l or gTHncdsY93]ND