Warning! Are You Using One of The 100 Worst Passwords of 2019?

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How many of us are guilty of using the worst passwords for our emails, online banking, and social media? How many times have we used our birthday or pet’s name as a password? How about a password, 12345, or even monkey?

Are you using any of the worst passwords of 2019?

worst passwordsSecurity experts suggest these 5 tips

Now The cartoon may make light of the topic, but at least it may have made you smile or laugh. But remember that security is no laughing matter. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

  1. Start with creating a password that includes a combination of letters, numbers, uppercase, and lowercase characters
  2. The longer the better;  12 characters or more
  3. Make sure you are always using a different password for everything; especially anything on the internet
  4. Make sure you change your passwords frequently. Try to use something you haven’t used before. Changing just one letter or number isn’t enough.
  5. Use a password manager to organize, generate and automatically update all your passwords easily.  Remembering that many creative numbers and phrases are a serious feat. Some security packages now offer these built-in or as an addon. Or find a third-party system like Dashlane or SplashID. Google Chrome will also store your passwords for you and they can be used to autofill signin forms.

Here are the top 5 Worst Passwords of 2019

I find it amazing that these still show up.

                  1. 12345
                  2. 123456
                  3. 123456789
                  4. test1
                  5. password

During the first six months of 2019, more than 4 billion records were exposed by data breaches. That’s a shocking statistic that’s made even more so when you realize that passwords were included in droves.


Here Is A Complete List of the Worst Passwords

This list was compiled by the people behind NordVPN, a leading virtual private network provider for individuals. No doubt there are some surprises here like number 42 on the list.

                        1. 12345
                        2. 123456
                        3. 123456789
                        4. test1
                        5. password
                        6. 12345678
                        7. zinch
                        8. g_czechout
                        9. asdf
                        10. qwerty
                        11. 1234567890
                        12. 1234567
                        13. Aa123456.
                        14. iloveyou
                        15. 1234
                        16. abc123
                        17. 111111
                        18. 123123
                        19. dubsmash
                        20. test
                        21. princess
                        22. qwertyuiop
                        23. sunshine
                        24. BvtTest123
                        25. 11111
                        26. ashley
                        27. 00000
                        28. 000000
                        29. password1
                        30. monkey
                        31. livetest
                        32. 55555
                        33. soccer
                        34. charlie
                        35. asdfghjkl
                        36. 654321
                        37. family
                        38. michael
                        39. 123321
                        40. football
                        41. baseball
                        42. q1w2e3r4t5y6
                        43. nicole
                        44. jessica
                        45. purple
                        46. shadow
                        47. hannah
                        48. chocolate
                        49. michelle
                        50. daniel
                        51. maggie
                        52. qwerty123
                        53. hello
                        54. 112233
                        55. jordan
                        56. tigger
                        57. 666666
                        58. 987654321
                        59. superman
                        60. 12345678910
                        61. summer
                        62. 1q2w3e4r5t
                        63. fitness
                        64. bailey
                        65. zxcvbnm
                        66. fuckyou
                        67. 121212
                        68. buster
                        69. butterfly
                        70. dragon
                        71. jennifer
                        72. amanda
                        73. justin
                        74. cookie
                        75. basketball
                        76. shopping
                        77. pepper
                        78. joshua
                        79. hunter
                        80. ginger
                        81. matthew
                        82. abcd1234
                        83. taylor
                        84. samantha
                        85. whatever
                        86. andrew
                        87. 1qaz2wsx3edc
                        88. thomas
                        89. jasmine
                        90. animoto
                        91. madison
                        92. 0987654321
                        93. 54321
                        94. flower
                        95. Password
                        96. maria
                        97. babygirl
                        98. lovely
                        99. sophie
                        100. Chegg123

It is always a good idea to change your passwords periodically and follow the password guidelines currently recommended. Or use the random passwords offered by the browsers and let it store it for you for reuse on form auto-fill if you use that feature.

Google also offers a review of your passwords to see if any have been compromised  as part of its security check feature

 


What steps are you taking to maintain the security of your devices; your business?

It’s also a good idea to check the security of any website you are visiting or considering signing up for. Here is a nice article about that from Broadband Search that I found.  https://www.broadbandsearch.net/blog/how-to-tell-website-safe-legitimate


I hope you found this information useful and I always welcome comments. Leave one below or contact me using the contact form.

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Mike Gaudreau is the owner of The Wealthy Boomers, a site devoted to helping seniors make money online. Mike resides in Montreal Canada.