As one of the most popular cars ever built, it comes as no surprise that the Mustang is referred to outside of the auto industry all of the time. In fact, according to a recent survey by SplashData, “Mustang” is the 16th most common password on the internet. If you use this iconic car to log in to some of your accounts, you’re not alone.
According to Ford, “Mustang” is more popular than even “Batman” and “Superman,” being one of the top 25 words on everyone’s minds. While we’re glad to hear the Ford Mustang legacy is alive and well, it is a little unnerving to know that so many people are using the same password. Have no fear though; Ford has some tips for fixing this.
“We’re flattered people want to use ‘mustang’ as their password, but alone, it just isn’t strong enough to be secure,” said Keith Moss, Ford Director of Cyber Security. “We encourage people to use ‘mustang,’ but we recommend they strengthen their password by mixing upper and lower case letters, numbers, acronyms and symbols to make it unique.”
If you are one of the many who like to use “Mustang” as a password, consider adding numbers like your favorite model year, for example.