Daily Archives: December 16, 2018

123456 Is the Most Used Password for the 5th Year in a Row

For the 5th year in a row, “123456” is most used password, with “password” coming in at second place. Even in the wake of a constant stream of data breaches, hacks, and ransomware attack reports people continue to utilize weak passwords that not only put their information at jeopardy, but also their organization’s data.

In SplashData’s 8th annual worst passwords list, the password management company analyzed more than 5 million leaked passwords to come up with their list of most used passwords. According to their report, the top 10 most used passwords are:

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 123456789
  4. 12345678
  5. 12345
  6. 111111
  7. 1234567
  8. sunshine
  9. qwerty
  10. iloveyou

“Bad habits die hard, according to SplashData’s eighth annual list of Worst Passwords of the Year,” stated SplashData’s press release. “After evaluating more than 5 million passwords leaked on the Internet, the company found that computer users continue using the same predictable, easily guessable passwords. Using these passwords will put anyone at substantial risk of being hacked and having their identities stolen.”

Password management company Dashlane also released a report this week that focuses on the biggest password mistakes of the year. Topping the list is Kanye West, who in full view of television cameras entered the password “000000” into his cell phone to unlock it.

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Women Are Now Majority Of STEM Grads

Centers for Disease Control Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch (MSPB) laboratorian, Mary Ari, utilizing an Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA test), 2005.
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Women now make up just over half of all Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) graduate school enrollees in the U.S. and earned more than half of all science and engineering bachelor’s degrees between 2004 and 2014, according to analysis from the American Enterprise Institute.

Mark J. Perry, an AEI scholar and professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan-Flint, has been studying gender gaps in various aspects of society for years, and has a new report out using various data sets to show that women are not underrepresented in STEM — at least when it comes to education.

“In fact, according to several measures, women are actually slightly over-represented in STEM graduate programs and earn a majority of STEM college degrees,” Perry wrote. But, he cautions, a lot of the conclusions depend on how one defines STEM. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, he cites, says the “definition of STEM can vary, depending on the group using it.”

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Fully 3D printed and functional electric motorcycle


BigRep, a global leader in large-scale 3D printing, premiers a host of innovative 3D-printed prototypes for automation and e-mobility applications. Designed by NOWlab, the BigRep innovation consultancy and printed on BigRep’s large-scale 3D printers the innovations include two groundbreaking prototypes for e-mobility applications: the world’s first fully 3D-printed and functional electric motorcycle, the NERA, and a bionic passenger seat, the Aero Seat. Advancing applications in AM are two other new prototypes, the Adaptive Robotic Gripper, designed for flexible handling applications, and the Omni Platform, a 360° mobile industry platform for fully automated manufacturing environments. For more information see the IDTechEx report on 3D Printing 2018-2028.

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