17 C
New York
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Top 25 Worst Passwords of 2011

On the daily basis, several accounts of internet users are been compromised due to low level of security that the owner is making use of to protect his/her account. Many internet users don’t know the difference between having a strong password and just having a password. Many believes that password is just password and that makes many of them to neglect making their password secure at all the time online.

To be frank, losing your password to hackers and other is one of the saddest thing that might ever happened to you while online. The reason is because, when people lost their details to hackers, it means that they will as well lose some other useful properties which may hurt them badly at the end.25 worst password for 2011

According to stats, one of the main reason why people lost their data online is because of their misuse of passwords. Passwords serves as the key to all your files and data while you are online just like the normal key you are using to enter your home. So, you need to keep it away from thieves and that is why in this article, I shall be listing here the top 25 worst password combination recorded this year.

There was a company that based on researching about how people are getting hacked online and then sharing some of the tips and other precautions to help them avoid the same mistakes next time, the company is called SplashData.

The Top 25 Worst Passwords of 2011

SplashData created this rankings based on the millions of stolen passwords that are posted on the internet by different hackers and below are the full lists of the passwords:

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

The CEO of Splash Data, Morgan Slain, urges businesses and consumers that are using any password on the list to change them immediately to something much more better than this to avoid hacking attempts.

Hackers can easily break into many accounts just by repeatedly trying common passwords,” Slain says. “Even though people are encouraged to select secure, strong passwords, many people continue to choose weak, easy-to-guess ones, placing themselves at risk from fraud and identity theft.”

However, Splash Data offers internet users tips to help them create an interesting hard-to-break passwords by saying that:

1. Use different types of characters in your passwords; include letters, numbers and special characters if possible.
2. Make sure that when you are choosing passwords, you choose up to eight characters or more of password. Separate short words with underscores or spaces.
3. Avoid using the same poassword and username you’ve used somewhere else on many websites as this can prove to be dangerous for you. You can as well make use of an online password manager to keep track of all your different accounts on the net.

Have you lost your password before online? Let’s hear how you get it back or you’ve lost your data due to password issue? Share and let’s learn

Olawale Danielhttps://olawaledaniel.com/
Olawale Daniel is a business builder and psychologist, a network marketing professional, a world-class motivational speaker, a successful internet entrepreneur and a digital media strategist interested in all things mobile and digital — start-ups, media, branding. He started TechAtLast back in 2010 as a platform to quench his thirst for latest technologies. As a motivational speaker and author, Olawale has published several motivational and personal development books and he's currently working on "SUCCESS AHEAD - Don't Quit" which is billed to hit the stand by Q4 of the year. He writes regularly on his personal website on motivation and personal lifestyle and tips for network marketing success, OlawaleDaniel.com. His latest book on How to Sponsor More People in Your Network Marketing Business is still one of the best sellers in its category. He's presently working as a Health and Wellness consultant at BURN SLIM TRIM Inc., a firm that helps people regain their perfect lifestyle through state-of-the-art recent discoveries way back from nature. He's also the brain behind FOBCourse, a business university for startup entrepreneurs in Africa.

Related Articles

2 COMMENTS

  1. Wow, number 18 is the much stronger version of number 1 – at least, resistant to primitive dictionary attack 🙂
    Somebody really has an invention !!!!!!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay Connected

20,883FansLike
2,388FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles