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We May Know Your Password

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When creating a password, do you create it based on convenience? Or security? Admittedly, I am one of the many who creates passwords that I won’t forgot (until now that is) sometimes using the same password for multiple things. A survey conducted by Network World found the 25 WORST passwords that we so commonly use. Do any of these seem familiar to you?

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

When creating a password for anything that holds your personal information, be sure that A.) It isn’t one of these listed above. B.) It is unique to you and cannot be cracked by anyone. And C.) Never write down your passwords. Always store them in a secure location, preferably a location that is password protected (frustrating I know) or encrypted.


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