You know, I am starting to think that some companies don’t really know what security is. Oh no, the many, many, many incidents we’ve been having didn’t really tell me much. Sarcasm aside, Nutella has recently taken the cake about the worst sort of security advice given in a day where awareness of security is one of the utmost important things.
So, today is World Password Day, it’s a very good reminder about how users should take consideration for their login information. However, to celebrate the day, Nutella tried to do a publicity stunt that probably puts the company’s security knowledge into question.
— Nutella (@NutellaGlobal) May 3, 2018
I just need to tell you that “Nutella” is not a very secure password. Actually, scratch that, this is a very awful password to be using because it’s very easy to crack. In fact, according to the Pwned Passwords database, this password has been listed more than 20,000 times.
Of course, another thing that should be mentioned is that, well, maybe the intended message is to use the word “Nutella” as part of the password. While this is a valid claim, I really don’t think that was the actual message given by the PR team of the company.
I am just going to tell you that there are far better ways to actually make a secure password. Just please, try not to use “Nutella” as your actual password because it’s going to be cracked and, in a world where the major concern is cybersecurity, you really don’t want that to happen.
You might want to listen to the advice I have to give you about how to have secure Passwords. That way you can be pretty sure you won’t be facing any sort of data breach that will make your head spin. For now though, I think Nutella should consider their word choices for their next PR stunt.