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The 25 Worst Passwords on the Internet By Ned Potter | ABC News Blogs

1. password 2. 123456 3.12345678 4. qwerty 5. abc123 6. monkey 7. 1234567 8. letmein 9. trustno1 10. dragon 11. baseball 12. 111111 13. iloveyou 14. master 15. sunshine 16. ashley 17. bailey 18. passw0rd 19. shadow 20. 123123 21. 654321 22. superman 23. qazwsx 24. michael 25. football

 

read the article here>http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/25-worst-passwords-internet-120217146.html




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Re: The 25 Worst Passwords on the Internet By Ned Potter | ABC News Blogs

I am sooooooooooooooo guilty of letmein in the PAST!


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Re: The 25 Worst Passwords on the Internet By Ned Potter | ABC News Blogs

Recognizing that your password is not sufficiently complex is the first step.  Creating a secure password is the next.  ESET Threat Blog article No chocolates for my passwords please! includes information on “password manager” software.

 

If you aren't sure if your password is complex, test it with the Microsoft Password Checker.  Microsoft also has suggestions on creating a strong password in Learn more about creating strong passwords.

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Smiley Very Happy  I always enjoy Graham Cluley's "Fred and Wilma" video mentioned at the Sophos link in a discussion we had a while back: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Security-Malware/How-quot-safe-quot-are-your-passwords/td-p/341153












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Re: The 25 Worst Passwords on the Internet By Ned Potter | ABC News Blogs

One tip I have for a secure password, meaning one that would be hard to guess, is to take your initials, and the year you were born, and combine them into a password. For example, if my name is John Michael Smith, and I was born on June 3, 1978, then my password would be 1J9m7S863

 

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Re: The 25 Worst Passwords on the Internet By Ned Potter | ABC News Blogs

Hi, jbgrzy.

 

Although you provided a good tip, using your example of 1J9m7S863, it was considered weak at https://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/password-checker.aspx

 

It scored as "Very Strong" at http://www.passwordmeter.com/, however that was only after adding a + to the end, making it longer.

 

At http://howsecureismypassword.net/ the results were not promising, indicating, "It would take a desktop PC About 1 year to crack your password".  The suggestion to add a symbol to make the password more secure.  Adding the + to the end again improved the results to 928 years! 

 

 

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Anybody tried this?Smiley Wink

I prefer the third, most secure, option.

 http://www.austech.info/general-chat/60693-how-protect-your-password-important-security-information....












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That is an interesting option.

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Re: The 25 Worst Passwords on the Internet By Ned Potter | ABC News Blogs

The thing is...

 

I have such a bad memory... 

 

I wlil probably lock myself out of my accounts.


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Re: The 25 Worst Passwords on the Internet By Ned Potter | ABC News Blogs


@Bugbatter wrote:

Anybody tried this?Smiley Wink

I prefer the third, most secure, option.

 http://www.austech.info/general-chat/60693-how-protect-your-password-important-security-information....



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