Did you write down your password? Is it 123456?

How clever is your password? If it is on the list below, your password is just as easily stolen as it is remembered. Protect yourself by making sure you’re not using one of the top 25 most commonly stolen passwords of 2017, as determined by IT security firm SplashData.  Click on SplashData to get the to 100 most easily hacked passwords.  I hope nobody is using golfer…it is the 98th most hacked password!

To create a more secure password, make sure you are not relying only on numbers, and try to avoid simple keyboard patterns. You may also want to avoid easy-to-find information such as birthdays, favorite sports teams and addresses.

Attempt to create a password that is eight or more characters long, and avoid using the same password for multiple access points.  I would tell you some of mine, but you know the consequences!

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 passw0rd
20 master
21 hello
22 freedom
23 whatever
24 qazwsx
25 trustno1

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