security password must comply with the following minimum rules:
non-zero and unequal number of lowercase letters, uppercase letters, and
Not to be pronounceable as a word and therefore not appearing in a
dictionary. A person with fugitive access to a password will often need some
time to memorize it for before being able to write it down, so it will be more
difficult to memorize H2uTyf4lP1 than 253 rue du PARC which nevertheless comply
the rule N ° 1.
Have at least 8 characters.
Choosing a password and
preserving it are things that should not be taken lightly.
From a survey
carried out by Ciao Surveys at the request of McAfee, it appears that users
don't worry too much about passwords. One in four European users is therefore at
risk of being a victim to online fraud or identity theft. The most commonly used
password appears to be the name of the dog or cat.
Just under a quarter
of respondents simply use the same password for all of their online accounts,
and 42% never change their password. Almost a third of survey respondents choose
passwords of up to six characters over and over again, and almost a quarter
(22%) only use letters. These are worrisome answers since cyber criminals who
specialize in stealing the identity of others are greatly facilitated and often
only have to get hold of a single password.
The most common password
seems to be her pet's, followed by a hobby or mom's maiden name. And it is
precisely this type of information that we often find publicly on social media.
It would therefore be useful to consider the use of more original and less
easily identifiable passwords.
The top 10 most chosen passwords in
1. Name of domestic animal
2. A hobby
3. Mother's maiden
4. The date of birth of a family member
5. His own date of
6. The name of the partner
7. His own name
8. Favorite football
9. Favorite color
10. The name of the first