MILLIONS of British people use their pet’s name as a password for online accounts.
A new study by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) found that 15% of the public use pets’ names, while 14% use a family member’s name. A further 6% use their favourite sports team, while another 6% use the password ‘password’.
The NCSC has warned that using passwords such as these make accounts easier for cyber criminals to hack into. The centre is encouraging people to change their passwords to three random, unconnected words instead, such as ‘RedPantsTree’.
This makes them far less easy to guess, and much more original.
What about you?