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25 Stupid Ways to Lose Your Personal Information


SplashData – http://www.splashdata.com – a company of password management software reported the 25 most common passwords cracked by cyberattackers. The list includes:

  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

The company advises that with endless stories of services, companies, and governments losing personal data or seeing their systems compromised consumers would be more careful creating strong  passwords on their email and social networking accounts, mobile devices, and online banking avoiding the risk from fraud and identity theft.

Security experts generally recommend a password be at least eight characters long, contains a mix of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and allowable punctuation. The only remarks is that while users are creating passwords even more difficult to crack and remember, they also are using some old system to keep it at mind such as post-its, or a file or note labeled as “passwords”.


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