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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The 25 worst passwords

If you do not want a stranger search in your email, make sure your password is not part of the list of most used by Internet combinations.

The software vendor security SplashData has compiled 2,013 words most popular happening on the Web. To select the 25 worst sequences, the company has compiled millions of combinations have been stolen and posted on the Web last year. Unsurprisingly, the record is mostly made ​​of easy passwords like "111111", " 1234 "or" admin ". Premiere this year: the imaginative "password", which sat in first place in 2012 gave way to the combination "123456". Among the new kids are passwords "adobe123" and "photoshop". They made ​​their entry into the top 25 due to the leakage of Adobe servers that revealed last fall, more than 2.9 million passwords. Several users of the software Adobe chose these combinations referring to the IT company, causing a large number of users have the same password.

Do not make it easy task fraudsters

You use the same combination for all your Internet access? You make life easier for fraudsters who would dig into your business. Indeed, a person who discovers the password of your email could browse all of your messages and use the same password to connect to the sites of companies in your inbox, for example your bank institutions where you hold investments, Facebook, eBay, Amazon, etc..

Create a secure password

Protect You recently compiled a list of tips to secure your various accounts on the web . Here are a few: • Enable verification password in two stages on sites that offer this possibility: to access the account, your password will be combined with a code that will be sent via text message on your cell. • Choose not a word, but a sentence and replace "o" with "0", the "i" with "1" and "s" with "5". This will allow you to create a combination like "Je_l15_un_l1vre!" • Create a complex and easy to remember using lowercase letters formula, uppercase letters, numbers and special characters (such as #%!). You can, for example, compose a sentence and keep only the first letter of each word. Thus, a sentence like "My cousin Rosalie is a funny and wonderful person!" Provides the password "McRe1pd & f!" • Use management software passwords as PasswordBox or 1Password to record all your passwords password in a safe place.

The 25 words of the most popular password in 2013
1. 123456
2. password
3. 12345678
4. qwerty
5. abc123
6. 123456789
7. 111111
8. 1234567
9. iloveyou
10. adobe123
11. 123123
12. admin
13. 1234567890
14. letmein
15. photoshop
16. 1234
17. monkey
18. shadow
19. sunshine
20. 12345
21. password1
22. princess
23. azerty
24. trustno1

25. 000000

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