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Have You Changed Your Password Yet?

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Have You Changed Your Password Yet?

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If you haven’t changed your password since 2016, then you could be in for trouble. With the amount of breaches surmounting every day, using the same old password could compromise your information… Especially if you use a weak password or reuse the same one between accounts.

In December, SplashData released their annual list of the worst passwords. Is your password included on their Top 20?

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. 12345
  6. 123456789
  7. letmein
  8. 1234567
  9. football
  10. iloveyou
  11. admin
  12. welcome
  13. monkey
  14. login
  15. abc123
  16. starwars
  17. 123123
  18. dragon
  19. password
  20. master
  21. hello
  22. freedom
  23. whatever
  24. qazwsx
  25. trustno1

Trust no one, indeed. Using a weak password can leave your accounts open to phishers and hackers, and reusing those passwords can make it easy for cybercriminals to access your other accounts once one has been compromised.

Keep your accounts secure by using unique strong passwords for each of your accounts and by enabling two-factor authentication.

Worried about forgetting your secure passwords? Try using a secure password manager like LastPass.

 


 

About the Author –

Mark Guevara is the Desktop Support Technician at Rocket IT. He recently graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College and served as commencement speaker. Mark loves to be involved with his community and has also co-founded a nonprofit to support minority college students across Georgia.