Choosing “password” as your online password is not a good idea.
In fact, it’s the worst password you can possibly choose as it is easy to guess for hackers and crackers.
SplashData, a password management application provider, created rankings based on millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers. Below is the partial list:
As seen, “Password” ranks first on SplashData’s annual list of the worst Internet passwords, which are ordered by how common they are. (“Passw0rd,” with a numeral zero, isn’t a much smarter option, ranking 18th on the list.)
Users using any of these passwords should change them immediately as crackers can easily break into their accounts just by repeatedly trying common passwords.
You can read “Is your password weak?” for more information on weak passwords and how to create a good, complex password which will make the job for hackers and crackers far more difficult.
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