I guess it really doesn’t matter if they’re becoming obsolete, since that’s what we are using for Internet security.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link, and when it comes to passwords, it looks like we are that link.
According to SplashData — after analyzing 3.5 million leaked passwords vis hacks, scams and security breaches — here is a list of the most common (thus least secure) passwords in North America and Western Europe:
If any of your passwords are listed above, I strongly urge that you update it.
I also think that seeing the top 25 passwords gives a little insight into how people think—LOL!
Updating and sharing passwords among a Church tech team can be tricky—especially if you need to update it—but Katie Allred has some good advice on how to share passwords safely.