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Most Common Passwords: List of Those to Avoid

From the moment that you get a computer you are asked to choose a password for your device, this then extends to going on the Internet. Getting these right is so imported, so try not to use the most common passwords. Below we have a list of those to avoid, most of which are very obvious.

A recent study has been looking into this and has found that thousands of people are leaving themselves wide open for attack. Rebecca Atkinson from Moneywise believes that the ten most common passwords to avoid are as follows: 123456, 12345, 123456789, Password, iloveyou, princess, rockyou 1234567, 12345678 and finally abc123. Now I know I used a few weak passwords in my time, but never anything like those above — they are just waiting to be hacked in to.

If you do not wish to be at risk from fraud or even identity attack, then you had better change your password. The best ones to go for are a mix of both letter and numbers, also try not to repeat them next to each other. To give you an example, do not use passwords such as oopeteoo or chubb1100; do you get the idea?

Passwords have been a constant issue since the Internet got big, and even worse since the introduction of Facebook. The social network has come under fire for poor security, and as such people were asked to change their Facebook passwords to log in. However, this did open people’s eyes, and has made them more aware, so change their password on a regular basis. This is something that we should apply to a number of our online accounts, here are a few tips on creating stronger passwords.

Have you ever had hassle caused by a weak password?

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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