May 27, 2018

The Most Unsafe Passwords to Use

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The Most Unsafe Passwords to Use

It's incumbent upon real estate professionals to keep their clients' information stored securely, and the first line of defense against hackers is having strong passwords that are hard to crack. But can yours stand up to increasing cyber security threats?

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Since 2013, the two worst passwords to protect your private information are "123456" and "password," according to SplashData, a security solutions provider that releases an annual list of the most commonly used passwords on the Internet. Such common passwords can put your information at risk of hackers.

Safeguard your information better by avoiding some of the following worst passwords, according to SplashData:

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345
  4. 12345678
  5. qwerty
  6. 123456789
  7. 1234
  8. baseball
  9. dragon
  10. football
  11. 1234567
  12. monkey
  13. letmein
  14. abc123
  15. 111111
  16. mustang
  17. access
  18. shadow
  19. master
  20. Michael

Source: “These Are the Worst Passwords in the World: Do You Use Any of Them?” FOX News (Jan. 19, 2016)