What do Drake, Kylie Jenner, John Podesta, and the NFL have in common? Aside from millions of Twitter followers, these high-profile celebrities and organizations made the biggest password fails of 2016, but they also highlight the importance of strong passwords in protecting our digital lives.
Below, we’ve listed the 10 people and organizations who’ve made our inaugural Celebrity P@ssholes list.
Without further ado, in no particular order, here are the Top 10 Celebrity P@ssholes of 2016:
Think Drake, Katy Perry, and the other celebrity OurMine victims had the biggest password fail of the year? Let us know why in the comments below!
If you think the leaders of some of the biggest tech companies had the biggest password fail of the year, let us know why in the comments below!
If you think Kylie Jenner’s password fail should be a trending topic on Twitter, let us know why in the comments below!
If you think we should make passwords strong again, tell us why in the comments section below!
Think the NFL really fumbled the ball with their social media passwords? Let us know why in the comments below!
If you think the Houston Astros hit a foul ball, let us know why in the comments below!
If you’d like to give these popular websites a thumb down for their massive data breaches, let us know why in the comments below!
Think Harry Style’s passwords went in the wrong direction this year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
If you think Tom Hiddleston’s social media debut was swiftly overshadowed by hackers, tell us why in the comments section below.
Do you agree that Jack doesn’t know jack about password security? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
Although we’re having a bit of fun recapping the password blunders of celebrities and organizations, each and every one of us has a story about seriously struggling with memorizing and/or managing our passwords at some point or another. Celebrities–like the rest of us–also must deal with a broken system that demands imperfect human beings to meticulously manage passwords for every online banking, social media, email, and dozens of other online accounts we have.
With hundreds of online accounts, we tend to use shortcuts–like making shorter weaker passwords or writing them down on a sheet of paper–for convenience at the cost of our data security. Luckily, we have the answer to the “password problem”, and it’s much easier to implement than you think. Here are some quick tips to help you, and all of the celebrities on our list, avoid becoming p@ssholes next year:
- Create Strong Passwords – Your passwords should be like Kanye West album titles… completely random and impossible to guess. Don’t use passwords that are easy to guess, such as ones with common names or things people know about you. Your passwords should be at least 8 characters long and include a mix of random letters, numbers, and symbols. If you’re struggling to make and remember a complicated password, check out this handy password mnemonics trick!
- Different Password for Every Account – Treat your passwords like a celebrity treats an outfit; never use it twice. If a hacker gets access to a password that you’re reusing then they have access to all of your accounts. Having a unique password for every account ensures that even if one is breached, others will be secure.
- Two-Factor Authentication – This is like hiring another bodyguard and ensures that even if someone does get your password, they can’t access your account without a second form of authentication, such as a text message code or email link.
- Get a Password Manager! – A free password manager like Dashlane’s simplifies all of the items above by creating and storing strong passwords for all of your accounts.
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