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Don’t get hacked: avoid these 10 common passwords

As The Technology Is Advancing With Time, Security Is Becoming A Major Threat When It Comes To The Online Existence. While The Social Networking World Helps Us To Keep In Touch With Our Near And Dear Ones Who Are Away But At The Same Time Has Its Cons Too.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 03 Mar 2016, 01:50:34 PM

New Delhi:

As the technology is advancing with time, security is becoming a major threat when it comes to the online existence. While the social networking  world helps us to keep in touch with our near and dear ones who are away but at the same time has its cons too.

In the world of hackers, it is imperative to choose a password which is not easily guessed or thought upon.  Password security has become even more sensitive than ever before.

A Report from Rapid 7 points out the passwords which hackers are trying to actively exploit and break into any systems and computers across the world.

In simple words, these are the worst passwords often chosen by users which have the most vulnerability of getting hit by the hackers. These passwords Rapid7 discovered by using a collection of honeypot across the globe.

Every year, millions of passwords are stolen, sometimes made public by the researchers, in order of popularity.

So if you don’t want to get hacked, avoid these most common and easily guessed passwords:

  • 123456
  • qwerty
  • 123456789
  • Football
  • abc123
  • 111111
  • 1qaz2wsx
  • master, princess,
  • starwars
  • passw0rd 

Apart from these ones you should also avoid using simple animals, countries names, cities, famous music bands or celebs names. What goes a very long way in protecting your password from hackers is a unique and strong one.  

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First Published : 03 Mar 2016, 01:43:00 PM