Now, it's time to learn a lesson from this. In case you already have a password from the list, here are some things you can do.
First, password length is important. To remember longer passwords, people advise using a phrase, like a line from a book or film.
Cyber-criminals use automated tools to guess passwords and this move makes their task difficult.
Never use same password for different services
Second, experts say don't use words that can be found in the dictionary, because password-cracking tools, freely available online, often come with dictionary lists.
If you're using one, add numerals/special characters, at the beginning or the end.
Also, when a service you use is hacked, change your password right away.
And it goes without saying, don't set the same password for different services.
Have 12 characters interspersed with upper and lower cases
Another great tip is to have 12 characters interspersed with upper and lower cases.
SplashData's list is a serious reminder to the lack of attention people pay to protect their data.
Especially in the digital world, where almost everything- bank accounts, office files, personal data- is password protected, it's high time cybersecurity is taken seriously and passwords are revised and made stronger.