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Don’t let someone who “leet speaks” onto your computer. Ever.

I’m such a non-fan of passwords.  Keeping track of all that shite is tedious.  So here I am doing my best when along comes the CBC to make life even more difficult.

“If your password is on the list below you had better change it.

Among the 25 most common passwords among 3.3 million that were leaked online last year, the top two were once again “123456” and “password,” according to a company that provides password management software.”

Based on its analysis, SplashData recommends that when crafting your password:

  • Don’t use keyboard patterns e.g. “qwertyuiop” from the top row of letters
  • Don’t use a favourite sport – baseball and football were both in the Top 10, with hockey, soccer and golf in the Top 100.
  • Don’t use your birthday or birth year. People in their early 20s seemed to be especially guilty of this, with the years 1989 to 1992 all in the top 100.
  • Don’t use common names – michael, jennifer, thomas, jordan, hunter, michelle, charlie, andrew and daniel were all in the Top 50.

Here’s the entire list:

  1. 123456

  2. password

  3. 12345

  4. 12345678

  5. qwerty

  6. 1234567890

  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

  21. superman 

  22. 696969 

  23. 123123 

  24. batman 

  25. trustno1

So there you go, now out and make yourself and your accounts more secure and less accessible to yourself. You are welcome.

[Source:cbc.ca]

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