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You could be hacked if you use these password and what to do about it

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You could be hacked if you use these password and what to do about it

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You could be hacked if you use these password and what you should do about it.

Start paying more attention to password security.

New research released by SplashData shows that when it comes to passwords used to protect their online accounts, many people still make bad decisions.It is a well-known fact that passwords are often leaked over the Internet – which is obviously bad news for those with accounts and good news for malicious hackers trying to break into them.

But another fascinating group that discovered the password-sniffing database was a security researcher who was interested in the sometimes (bad) glow of choice made by average Internet users when choosing a password.

The following are a list of 30 passwords you should not use. Any Hacker can the break-in and do you harm when you use these listed passwords.

This Safe Harbor on Cyber article is to make you aware these passwords and what you should do about it.

List of the top (ie worst) 30 passwords:

1. 123456
2. password
3. 12345678
4. qwerty
5. 12345
6. 123456789
7. letmein
8. 1234567
9. football
10. iloveyou
11. admin
12. welcome
13. monkey
14. login
15. abc123
16. starwars
17. 123123
18. dragon
19. passw0rd
20. master
21. hello
22. freedom
23. whatever
24. qazwsx
25. trustno1
26. 654321
27. jordan23
28. harley
29. password1
30. 1234

Passwords like these are not only easily guessable, they’re already in the password-cracking databases of any hacker worth his or her salt, alongside millions of other popular choices and dictionary words.

What you should do about it.

Strong passwords recommendation are:

  • At least 12 characters, longer is better
  • A mix of upper and lower case letters, plus numbers or symbols
  • Avoid using names of people or pets, places you’ve lived, birthdays, sports teams or anything else than can be found on your social media accounts
  • Don’t use patterns, such as “abc,” “123” or “qwerty”
  • Avoid simple phrases, such as “letmein”

We hope this article is of help to you.

 

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