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One of the most common Password is “123456”

A massive June Twitter hack suggests that is might be wise to take a course on internet security.The hack an almost 33 million users revealed that more than 120,000 of them used the foolishly simple “123456” as their passcodes.(Other popular passwords were “password”,”qwerty”,and “123456789”.)Thought simple and obvious passwords can be easy to guess and figure out, sometimes it doesn’t make a difference.If a hacker is logging your keystroke, then it doesn’t matter how complicated and strong your password is.Two-step authentication is the safest way for a website to protect its user’s information.Anyone using one of these guessable strings of letters and numbers would be wise to change them immediately if they want to keep their information safe.

More than 50pc of people use the top 25 most common password, according to password manager keeper, with a significant 17pc-almost one in five of all users having “123456” as their protective code.

Top 25 most common passwords

  1. 123456
  2. 123456789
  3. qwerty
  4. 12345678
  5. 111111
  6. 1234567890
  7. 1234567
  8. password
  9. 123123
  10. 987654321
  11. qwertyuiop
  12. mynoob
  13. 123321
  14. 666666
  15. 18atcskd2w
  16. 7777777
  17. 1q2w3e4r
  18. 654321
  19. 555555
  20. 3rjs1la7qe
  21. google
  22. 1q2w3e4r5t
  23. 123qwe
  24. zxcvbnm
  25. 1q2w3e

 


How to pick password

Don’t re-use a password.One ultra-secure one won’t be any good if someone finds it while combining upper and lower case passwords with numbers to alter a memorable word-M4raD0na-is often advised.You can use a password manager such as IPassword, which can generate a secure password and store them online.The best way to protect yourself is to use two-factor authentication, which will send a text with a code or use an app to verify your log-in.

Don’t be a scam victim

The bank or will never phone you for your PIN or password.No company will send someone to your home to collect financial information or your bank card.Neither will they ask you transfer money to a new account for fraud reasons.No business or individual needs to know your personal financial information including the bank or the police.Do not disclose your PIN, password or personal details unless you are sure of who you are talking to do not assume a caller is genuine if they know personal details about you.This could have been garnered elsewhere or pieced together through other means.

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