Technology has evolved at a terrifying pace over the past couple of decades and we now live in a new and exciting time where there are more ways to have your life derailed in a single instant than ever before.
Of course, there are plenty of ways to avoid falling victim to the potential pitfalls that come with having an online identity, which is basically a requirement to function as a member of modern society.
For example, if you don’t want to have your spot blown up for some ill-advised tweets, you can simply choose not to share your dumbass thoughts with the world in the first place.
Unfortunately, it’s not as easy to control what happens with your personal information, especially when the biggest platforms in the industry still haven’t figured out how to get their shit together.
It’s a well-established fact that one of the best things you can do to stay safe online is using a password manager to keep your various accounts from being infiltrated if one of them happens to be compromised.
Unfortunately, a sizeable chunk of the population still relies on the same password they’ve been using since the days of AOL and it seems like they’re taking their sweet damn time smartening up.
After looking at 5 million unique passwords that were previously leaked online, SplashData put together its annual report showcasing the worst offenders when it comes to weak passwords that were used online in 2018.
2017’s winner (loser?) successfully defended last year’s title but a few new faces managed to crack the Top 25— including “donald,” which would appear to be inspired by a guy who seems like he would have one of these as his password:
If you use any of these I suggest you take a long, hard look at yourself and change your ways as soon as possible.