According to a new study by UK’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), using Blink-182 as a password is not a safe bet, to say the least.
CNN reports that the NCSC has analyzed passwords that have been breached on a global scale, and they found that the most popular musical password was “blink182.” Thanks to its natural combination of letters and numbers, your favourite mainstream pop-punk band is a pretty easy password to hack. Other easily hackable passwords included “liverpool,” “ashley,” and “superman.”
“Password re-use is a major risk that can be avoided,” NCSC Technical Director Ian Levy explained in a statement. “Nobody should protect sensitive data with something that can be guessed, like their first name, local football team, or favourite band.”
Check out the list of the most hackable passwords below, which was shared by Mark Hoppus himself.
you guys. https://t.co/Rq4VJ6s9LV
— house stark hoppus. (@markhoppus) April 22, 2019