A recent article by antivirus provider ESET via ZDNet revealed the 25 most commonly used passwords for email, Facebook, user accounts, and more. These passwords are very common – many are dictionary words – and can easily be hacked. We strongly suggest that home business users and individuals stay away from these top 25 passwords and use stronger passwords instead. Homepreneurs discussed strong passwords in an earlier article about hacked Yahoo email accounts.
Here are the top 25, as extracted by antivirus solution provider ESET. Is yours one of them? If so, it’s safe to say you should consider changing it to something stronger immediately.
DON’T USE THE ABOVE PASSWORDS! Stronger passwords are easy: substitute ‘0’ for ‘o’ and ‘3’ for ‘e’ and ‘1’ for ‘I or L’. Create your own strong series of passwords and avoid the hackers of the world.
By Dion D. Shaw
Dion D. Shaw is the founder and owner of Homepreneurs
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Homepreneurs does not endorse nor have any relationships with any of the services listed. Homepreneurs receives no compensation or consideration for its suggestions. Homepreneurs strongly urges all interested parties to conduct research and accepts no responsibility for any losses incurred.
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source article here: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/25-most-used-passwords-revealed-is-yours-one-of-them/12427
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