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Maybe you should choose your favorite Latin word as your password. 🙂

Bill Myers Tip of the Week – January 24, 2015


Hackers and your passwords

SplashData just released a list of the 25 passwords most frequently used by hackers to break into websites. Chances are, a password you use is on the list. If it is, you’ll want to change it today.

In addition to the passwords listed below, SplashData says:

* Don’t use a favorite sport as your password – baseball and football are in the top 10. Hockey, soccer, and golf are in the top 100.

* Don’t use a favorite team name either. The Yankees, Eagles, Steelers, Rangers, and Lakers are all in the top 100.

* Don’t use your birthday or just your birth year. 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992 are all in the top 100.

* Don’t use children’s names for passwords. Common names such as Michael, Jennifer, Thomas, Jordan, Hunter, Michelle, Charlie, Andrew, and Daniel are all in the top 50.

And don’t use anything on this list of the 25 most hacked passwords:

  • 123456
  • password
  • 12345
  • 12345678
  • qwerty
  • 1234567890
  • 1234
  • baseball
  • dragon
  • football
  • 1234567
  • monkey
  • letmein
  • abc123
  • 111111
  • mustang
  • access
  • shadow
  • master
  • michael
  • superman
  • 696969
  • 123123
  • batman
  • trustno1

If you’re using any of the above passwords, now would be a good time to change it to something more secure.

Bill Myers

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