Avoid the most common and obvious passwords
It may be obvious, but there are still users who pick the word “password” as their password. The company 4iQ, which monitors identity-theft threats on the dark web, recently discovered a compilation of leaked email/password combinations (over 1.4 billion of them) and reported on the most common passwords. Here are the Top Ten—123456, 123456789, qwerty, 111111, password, 12345678, abc123, 1234567, Password1 and 123123. These are the ones hackers try first. If a healthcare organization’s users employ any of these passwords, they should be advised to change them immediately.