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The Key to My Company: ‘Password1’

Sep 26, 2014 // Jonathan Lee

Password hacking, breaking into a company, viewing top-secret material – seems like the things only seen in the movies. Turns out you don’t need “1337hax” skills to do so when the top 10 corporate environment passwords are things like “password1” and “hello123.” The results of a recent study by the NetworkWorld via a series of Trustwave penetration tests of corporate environments environment in 2013 and 2014 resulted in an astonishing result of insecure and reused passwords for company accounts.

The article also reveals interesting insight into a hacker’s behavior and mannerisms. An astonishing 86% of hackers aren’t worried about getting caught, and even more interestingly, 51% do it just for fun or thrill. With so many passwords than can be hacked in just a few minutes, it’s not surprising that password hacking can become a fun little side hobby for any Average Joe.

What can you do to help prevent your personal accounts and company from getting hacked? The first step is creating strong and unique passwords for your accounts. You can check out our free strong password generator made by CommonKey to help you get started. Want to learn more about how to protect your company? Shoot us an email and!