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Banned Twitter Passwords: Have you changed yours?

When it comes to choosing a password for Twitter many users seem to pick something very easy, making it a hacker’s wet dream. The micro-blogging website has now stepped in and banned 370 of the most common used passwords, and you can understand why.

Twitter users seem to hate the idea of picking a password that is hard to remember, instead going for something very easy. Some of the most common used passwords include, doctor, startrek, password123 and many more. The most common themes for passwords are sports or sci-fi.

If you are a sci-fi fan then the chances are you have used NCC1701 or THX1138, both very easy to remember. This latest move by Twitter was taken after photo-sharing site Rock You was recently sued for making it easy for hackers to gain access to 32 million passwords.

In a recent article written on the Telegraph, people are using the same password for most of the websites that they need to log on too, this as you would expect is a stupid thing to do. Just remember to choose different passwords, and make them something that is unique to you and that no one else would know.

If you visit gaj-it.com, they have posted a list of the banned Twitter password; expect those that were too rude to show.

Have you changed yours?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

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