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?
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.