How to Avoid the Most Common and Dangerous Passwords

creating good passwordsDo you use any of these passwords?

  • 123456
  • Password.
  • abc123
  • qwerty
  • 654321

If so, please consider changing them to decrease the chance of your account being hacked. Use these tools to choose better passwords:

  • Infographic from ZoneAlarm: includes...
    • types of passwords to avoid:
      • dictionary words in any language
      • words spelled backwards, common misspellings, and abbreviations
      • sequence or repeated characters, such as using a row of adjacent letters (qwerty) or numbers (123456) on your keyboard
    • creating a strong password that's easy to remember
  • The Password Meter: test the strength of your passwords based on number, types and order of characters
  • Choose (and Remember) Great Passwords: remember 100 different passwords with 1 rule set
  • Creating (and Remembering) Crazy Hard Passwords: "Think of a classic song. Now write down the first letter of each word in the chorus."

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