What NOT To Use For A Password

November 20, 2014

As you know, on the internet you need a password to access nearly every site, especially social media, online shopping and your email account. It can be hard using different passwords for all your accounts, so it’s easy to pick something that you can be remember, like a combination on your keyboard. But, if your password is easy, chances are you’re not the only person who knows it.

 

The most common passwords used are consecutive numbers and patterns on keyboards, such as ‘qwerty’. Users who have chosen a random word might not know that ‘monkey’, ‘shadow’, ‘sunshine’ and ‘princess’ are some of the most commonly used passwords. Following is a list of top 10 most common passwords - you should not use these to secure your access to any system, website, or device:

 

  • 123456

  • Password

  • 12345678

  • Qwerty

  • Abc123

  • 123456789

  • 111111

  • 1234567

  • Iloveyou

  • letmein

 

The most secure option is to use a password generator and manager. If you want to keep your accounts safe, you need to use a truly random, long, and complex password, and use a completely different one for each account. How do you accomplish this? Use a password manager like LastPass, KeePass, or 1Password. Not only will they save all your passwords for you, but they can generate random passwords for you. It's easier to use and set up than you may think.

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