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Fraudsters crack 23 MILLION passwords as they are all 123456! Britons warned to be safe online


Added 04-21-19 07:36:01am EST - “Britons are being warned not to leave themselves wide open to internet fraud by using easily guessed passwords.Cyber chiefs issued a red alert urging web users to upgrade their online security.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Fraudsters crack 23 MILLION passwords – because they are all 123456!”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Britons are being warned not to leave themselves wide open to internet fraud by using easily guessed passwords.

Cyber chiefs issued a red alert to the nation’s web users to upgrade their online security after revealing millions of us use passwords that are as basic as ‘123456’ or ‘password’.

A survey by National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – part of spy agency GCHQ – found nearly one in two people expect to have money stolen from them online by 2021.

Britons are being warned not to leave themselves wide open to internet fraud by using easily guessed passwords

It also revealed that only 15 per cent of British internet users say they know a great deal about protecting themselves online.

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