The 25 Worst Passwords – and some tips for choosing better ones

Good passwords are the primary defense against hackers. This post provides links to articles showing what bad passwords look like, how hackers get your password or break it...

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There are good and bad passwords, and the ones on this list are definitely bad:

ABC News – The 25 Worst Passwords on the Internet

Hackers have lots of ways of getting your password and I’m here to tell you that if you’re using weak passwords or using the same password over and over you’re going to get hacked! The fact of the matter is that it’s getting harder to stop the bad guys every day. Cloud computing and cheap GPU based supercomputers are making possible brute force attacks that were unthinkable only a few years ago. Your only defense is to get serious about Password Management! I strongly suggest you adopt and use a password manager tool like Keepass. These tools make it easy to generate, safely store, and recall the long random string passwords required to stay safe. If you’re really paranoid about security I suggest you also read our post Best Practice: Account Passwords for even more tips on keeping your accounts safe from intruders.

 

 

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