Don’t Use These Passwords For Computers

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.

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. 12345678
  4. 1234
  5. qwerty
  6. 12345
  7. dragon
  8. pussy
  9. baseball
  10. football
  11. letmein
  12. monkey
  13. 696969
  14. abc123
  15. mustang
  16. michael
  17. shadow
  18. master
  19. jennifer
  20. 111111
  21. 2000
  22. jordan
  23. superman
  24. harley
  25. 1234567

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

Homepreneurs.  New Day.  New Opportunity.

Disclaimer

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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