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Blink 182 Is One Of The Most Vulnerable Computer Passwords

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We all know and understand the importance of internet security right? Well, music fans and computer users throughout the world be on notice that it has emerged that the band’s Blink 182, Foo Fighters and Metallica are actually some of the world’s most commonly hacked passwords.

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has released a “global password risk list,” this report reveals the 100,000 most vulnerable passwords in operation, and the above ban’s all made the list.

Blink–182 were top of the list when it comes to the most vulnerable password to feature a musical act, but as well as Foo Fighters and Metallica there were other band’s included, Green Day, Slipknot, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Sum 41 and Iron Maiden all made the list.

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus wrote on Twitter after seeing the list: “You guys”, and shared a link to the list.

Dr. Ian Levy, NCSC’s technical director, released the following statement. “We understand that cyber security can feel daunting to a lot of people, but the NCSC has published lots of easily applicable advice to make you much less vulnerable,” adding: “Password re-use is a major risk that can be avoided – nobody should protect sensitive data with something that can be guessed, like their first name, local football team or favourite band. Using hard-to-guess passwords is a strong first step and we recommend combining three random but memorable words. Be creative and use words memorable to you, so people can’t guess your password.”

It might be time for you to rethink your password if you’re a fan of any of the above bands. Just saying…

 

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