Tuesday, February 28, 2012

MOST COMMON PASSWORDS AND TIPS TO IMPROVE IT


What's your password? Is it "password"? 
Funny question. But sometimes its true. 

The word "password" is the most commonly used password according to 
SplashData, provider of password management application. They showed a list of worst internet passwords of 2011.

Here is the list.

1. password

2. 123456

3. 12345678

4. qwerty

5. abc123

6. monkey

7. 1234567

8. letmein

9. trustno1

10.  dragon

11. baseball

12. 111111

13. iloveyou

14. master

15. sunshine

16. ashley

17. bailey

18. passw0rd

19. shadow

20. 123123

21. 654321

22. superman

23. qazwsx

24. michael

25. football



Suggestion: If you see your password above, you change it.
Most of the people are encouraged to select strong passwords, but they still continue to choose weak, easy-to-guess ones. Those people are at risk from identity theft, fraud, and hackers.

Tips: When choosing a password, produce 8 or more characters. Also include special characters and combine them with alphanumeric symbols, example password "bCn>23_=". Also, combine capitalized letters with small letters. 
Don't use the same password and username on multiple website accounts. 
If you want, you can use an online password manager for your accounts.


Well, I personally use 32 or more character passwords, uniques on each website account. I still managed to remember them though.
All I can say is, better be safe than sorry. 

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