People are still using stupid passwords

People are still relying on stupid passwords, with 12345 and password topping the SplashData list once again. Recode:

Two new passwords in the top 10 are “696969” and “batman.” Evidently those looking for an easy-to-remember password were feeling less affectionate in 2014, as “iloveyou” fell off the list.

If you can’t manage unique and proper passwords for your various logins, just get a password manager that you can trust. I use 1Password, and to a lesser extent, the iCloud keychain.

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Have you read <em>Haunted Futures</em> yet? cover

Have you read Haunted Futures yet?

I’ve got a story in the science fiction/near future anthology Haunted Futures, together with the likes of Warren Ellis and Tricia Sullivan. Check it out!