Neighbourhood Technology Desk/ Simran Nijhawan: In another big hacking attack recently, Adidas warned millions of its customers of a potential data breach. The athletic-wear company said that an “unauthorized party” claims to have acquired customer data from its US website. The Adidas hacking attack is another grim reminder of the dangerous times we live in. As more people go online, cyber experts say that it is critical to have a security mechanism in place.
Most people out of lethargy or plain ignorance go for simple passwords which are a hackers delight. To make matters worst, they use the same password in their multiple accounts. Splash Data, makers of the SplashID password manager, released a list of 100 passwords that they termed ‘worst passwords of the year’.