One of the easiest way for cyber criminals to hack into internet users’ accounts is to crack their passwords. Quite often people — out of ignorance or laziness — tend to keep passwords that are easy to guess. However, what they forget is that these passwords are also easy to hack and crack.
According to a recent research by cyber security firm ImmuniWeb, out of 21 million “credentials belonging to Fortune 500 companies, about 16 million were compromised” during the last one year. The research firm further found that just 4.9 million out the 21 million passwords were unique. In other words, a vast chunk of them were easy to hack.