Blink 182 Is Apparently Not The Best Password (Who Would Have Guessed?)

Whats my (password) again?

April 24, 2019

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Turns out just because your favorite band's name meets all your password requirements including letters, numbers, and non-character punctuation, doesn't necessarily mean you should make it your password! Wild right? 

Case in point, according to the findings of a recent study by the UK's National Cyber Security Center, apparently Blink-182 is the most hacked band-related password.  

That said, Blink weren't the only band inadvertently held responsible for the easy access to thousands of folks personal information, other popular artist names that appeared on the NCSC's list include Metallica, Slipknot, Eminem, and 50 Cent.  Despite all the love for music however, apparently the worst offending and most often hacked password overall continues to be good ol standbye.... 123456 (looking at you Fitz & The Tantrums).

Current Blink members, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker both acknowledged the odd phenomenon via Twitter, though neither seemed to really take a particular stance on the matter.  That said, this writer certainly feels this is ample material for an "Online Songs" Pt 2, or at least a 2019 update of the original.  

Check out the aforementioned track below, but before you do anything, change your password.