They both made SplashData’s 25 Worst Passwords of the Year – 2011 list. At the top of the list is the extremely clever word, “password.” Bad passwords make it easy for hackers to get into your online accounts.
Using at least 8 characters, adding numbers, capital letters and symbols to words you can remember are a good way to make your passwords less hacker-friendly. Don’t use the same passwords for all your online accounts. If a hacker has some basic information about you and one password that you use for multiple accounts they can easily hack into all of your accounts.
For more information, be sure to read out earlier blog post TMI! Don’t Over-Share. Here’s the entire list of passwords hackers try first. If you happen to use any of these passwords, please change them now.