Thursday, October 25, 2012

Worst Passwords of 2012

If you are reading my blog and now knows how to earn money online you must protect your password to any account that you have may it be your email, ebay account etc. You have worked hard for your money and you don't want some geeky dude to steal it from you.

With big time password breaches that involved Yahoo!, LinkedIn, eHarmony and Last.fm you really need to protect your password.

Here is SplashData top 25 Worst Passwords of 2012

1. password (Unchanged)
2, 123456 (Unchanged)
3. 12345678 (Unchanged)
4. abc123 (Up 1)
5. qwerty (Down 1)
6. monkey (Unchanged)
7. letmein (Up 1)
8. dragon (Up 2)
9. 111111 (Up 3)
10. baseball (Up 1)
11. iloveyou (Up 2)
12. trustno1 (Down 3)
13. 1234567 (Down 6)
14. sunshine (Up 1)
15. master (Down 1)
16. 123123 (Up 4)
17. welcome (New)
18. shadow (Up 1)
19. ashley (Down 3)
20. football (Up 5)
21. jesus (New)
22. michael (Up 2)
23. ninja     (New)
24. mustang (New)
25. password1 (New)

SplashData tips in making passwords secure:

* Use passwords of eight characters or more with mixed types of characters. Like "co0kie_j@r"

*Avoid using the same username/password combination for multiple websites. Especially risky is using the same password for entertainment sites that you do for online email, social networking, and financial services. Use different passwords for each new website or service you sign up for.

*Having trouble remembering all those different passwords? Try using a password manager application that organizes and protects passwords and can automatically log you into websites. There are numerous applications available, but choose one with a strong track record of reliability and security like SplashID Safe, which has a 10 year history and over 1 million users. SplashID Safe has versions available for Windows and Mac as well as smartphones and tablet devices.

source prweb

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