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25 Horrible Passwords That Can Get You in Trouble

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Nothing is worse than finding out that you can?t access your email because someone has changed your password or that another person gained access to your private information and use it to their advantage (i.e. identity theft, buying stuff online using your credit card).

Online-TheftThe sad news is making the culprit pay can be very difficult.

It?s can be quite difficult to recover once the damage has been done. The more annoying part is you must go through all your online accounts to make sure that they weren?t compromised.

You don?t have to worry about these things if you took extra caution in choosing your passwords. Let?s face it: most of us really don?t give much attention to creating crack-proof passwords because we don?t realize the huge risk of hacking.

It?s so easy to hack someone?s account. These days, people can get very resourceful and are so smart and tech-savvy that they can break into someone?s account very easily. It doesn?t help that most passwords are weak. These two factors lead to disaster.

If you can recall last year, millions of Adobe accounts were compromised (go here for related article) and posted online. If that can happen to customers of a huge company, imagine the chances of it happening to you.

Splash Data, a leading provider for password management applications, has compiled a list of 25 most horrible passwords that can get you in trouble. This list was also based on the millions of stolen passwords posted online.

WorstPasswords-2013It?s important to pay attention to this list because there?s a huge possibility that you?re using (or have used) at least one of those in the list.

You?ll see beside each entry their previous ranking in last year?s list.

1.

123456

Up 1

2.

password

Down 1

3.

12345678

Unchanged

4.

qwerty

Up 1

5.

abc123

Down 1

6.

123456789

New

7.

111111

Up 2

8.

1234567

Up 5

9.

iloveyou

Up 2

10.

adobe123

New

11.

123123

Up 5

12.

admin

New

13.

1234567890

New

14.

letmein

Down 7

15.

photoshop

New

16.

1234

New

17.

monkey

Down 11

18.

shadow

Unchanged

19.

sunshine

Down 5

20.

12345

New

21.

password1

Up 4

22.

princess

New

23.

azerty

New

24.

trustno1

Down 12

25.

000000

New

What do you notice about this list?

It seemed that despite previous news of online theft and other cyber crimes, many are still very lax when it comes to creating passwords. Most of those included are so easy even a 10-year old can crack them.

Don’t make the same mistake. Create strong passwords to protect yourself online. Here are some tips:

https://www.thebitbag.com/2014/01/21/6-easy-ways-to-protect-your-passwords/

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