In this day and age, with so many events of our lives taking online, passwords
guard so much of our sensitive information. This means that protecting our
online data effectively has never been more important, particularly as the rise of
the digital age and the development of increasingly sophisticated technology,
leaves much of it vulnerable to intrusion from cyber-criminals.
Every year, internet security firm SplashData releases a list of the most common passwords that people use. Classics like ‘123456’, ‘123456789’, ‘qwerty’ and ‘password’ top the list every time, demonstrating how so many of us still are not ensuring our data is adequately protected. Here, we go through our top tips on keeping our passwords as strong and secure as possible, to give you peace of mind that your sensitive digital data and precious accounts are safe from the prying eyes and thieving hands of hackers.