Passwords you should never use No ratings yet.

Hackers are posing threats to cyber security worldwide and privacy.
Passwords are made up of combination of characters, numbers, and words. But many fail to understand that.
We should keep our digital lives clean and never to use the most-used passwords like names, birth date, phone numbers, home address, etc. as our passwords.
Let us also tell those who keep easily guessed passwords like ‘123456’ to not make hacking a walk in the park for hackers.
Here’s a list of worst passwords by SplashData (the top providers of security applications and services for over 10 years) which one should never, ever use:
1. 123456
2. Password
3. 12345678
4. qwerty
5. 12345
6. 123456789
7. Football
8. 1234
9. 1234567
10. Baseball
11. Welcome
12. 1234567890
13. abc123
14. 111111
15. 1qaz2wsx
16. Dragon
17. Master
18. Monkey
19. Letmein
20. Login
21. Princess
22. qwertyulop
23. solo
24. Passw0rd
25. Starwars
and a few I want to add;
26. Your birthday or the birthday of your loved ones (month, date and year)
27. Name of pet and loved ones or spouse.
28. And basically any thing familiar round you especially what you like or are obsessed with.

How to create a strong password
A strong is simply a password that can’t be easily guessed.
It needs to have;

10 Characters minimum:
You need to choose a password that’s long enough. There’s no minimum password length everyone agrees on, but you should generally go for passwords that are a minimum of 10-14 characters in length. A longer password would be even better.

Numbers, Symbols, Capital Letters, and Lower-Case Letters: Use a mix of different types of characters to make the password harder to crack.

Less or No Dictionary Words:

Don’t use dictionary words and combinations of dictionary words. Any word on its own is bad. Any combination of a few words, especially if they’re obvious, is also bad. For example, “david” is an easy and a terrible password. “talk david” is also very very bad.

No tendency to Obvious Substitutions:

Don’t use common substitutions or pattern, either for example, “d1ntalk” isn’t strong just because you’ve replaced an i with a 1. That’s just obvious.

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1 Comment

  1. Sally
    December 29, 2016

    Lol…i wonda y d 15th password is among d ones never to use. .it looks pretty hard to me


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