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    Most Hacked 25 passwords : Avoid these.

    Your password can be hackers favourite too! Wondering how? Well, by being among the worst passwords.

    Easy to guess passwords make your computer, smartphone,
    or especially online bank accounts highly vulnerable to hackers. The computer security firm Splash Data has released its list of the worst passwords for 2011. SplashData
    created the rankings based on millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers.


    password passw0rd

    123456 12345678 1234567
    111111 123123 654321

    abc123 ashley bailey dragon football
    monkey michael qwerty letmein master

    trustno1 iloveyou sunshine shadow
    superman qazwsx baseball


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    Thanks. ......................

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    i normally prefer an indian word spelt in english script with numbers an special characters thrown in.
    e.g. take the word suraksha, add # and 2020 and you have
    surak#sha2020 as a password
    Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Consciousness.

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    huh........................!

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    pick two or three things you can see, and one you can imagine. Take one syllable from each, and make a gibberish word. The advantage of these "words" is that they are a lot easier to remember than computer-generated strings but can still never be found by a dictionary lookup program. Tailor-made nonsense! Add, as panchabhat suggests, some puctuation and number[s]. Try not to put them at the end, because most people do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    i normally prefer an indian word spelt in english script with numbers an special characters thrown in.
    e.g. take the word suraksha, add # and 2020 and you have
    surak#sha2020 as a password
    Agree 100 %, non dictionary terms are always better. We can have the advantage of using a local language term and hence not forget it.

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    Indian word spelt in english is an excellent idea. But the easiest and best thing would be to use a password which is very personal to you and no one else knows. Oviously one would be stupid to use passwords such as 'password passw0rd, 123456 12345678 1234567, 111111 123123 654321'.

    The same goes for the secret question, choose a question which no one would know the answer to.

    Changing your password in intervals would also be a good idea.

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    I find using alphanumeric passwords the best. Combine 2-3 things and tweak them accordingly by adding space, symbols and uppercase characters. Like name of your favorite TV character. e.g. Ch@nd|er B!n9

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    But sometimes when creating a password it doesn't allow you to use symbols, and you can just use numbers and alphabets. Just use something which non one can ever think of, there are so many words in the dictionary, I doubt it someone would spend even a whole day trying to guess your password...

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    Yeah but dictionary attacks are easier than brute force. If special chars and spaces are not allowed it is better to use more than one word with varying cases.

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    Yes dictionary attacks are easier, but seriously would someone actually get a dictionary and think of love is a good word let me keep this as my password, only a stupid person would. Its not the obvious words that I was talking about. And generally speaking I dont think people would look into a dictionary to find a password!!

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    You have applications to do that for you. Just feed the software the list and it will try every word until it finds a match or runs out of words from the list.

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    Are you serious. Hackers have some advantages applications for hacking then!!!! That's something that I didn't know.

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    Elite hackers create applications to reduce a lot to typing. So now someone with a little knowledge and knows how to cover their tracks can hack a lot of things. Such people are known as 'script-kiddies' or 'skiddies'.

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    That is really interesting. It is quite obvious why these passwords are vulnerable, they are very easy to crack. A good password should contain alphanumeric and special characters. It should be lengthy enough and at the same time should not belong to your personal details like date of birth etc. The most important thing is to change your password at regular intervals. Also using the same password on multiple sites should be avoided. I keep a diary to take note of my passwords which is quite handy.

    Whatever it is, nothing can guarantee 100% safety on Internet. Commonsense is your best armor for sure.

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    I agree with @webworld, but not entirely. Creating a password containing alphanumeric and special characters, isn't the only way to keep our accounts secure. And also remembering that kind of passwords is difficult. Pure number passwords should be avoided, Cause it is very easy to crack it in very short time.

    To create a best password, always use two words and merge those without any spaces. For example, I like fish and basket ball, so if I create a password "basfiball", it takes a long time to crack this password. Most importantly, never use any personal info in anyway, as the crackers use all the variations of that info to crack the password.

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    A strong password should consist of upper and lower letters, numbers, symbol and space for example MIC24kayla@ 42. You should not put the correct answer to your security questions. Answer the questions with answers you wish it was for example what was the name of your first car? It may have been an old Volvo but you wish it was a Honda Integra.
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    In Resume , any password with only one type of character is easy to find out. If You increase the variety of types of characters like capital letters, lowercase, numbers and symbols harder hackers will find out your password.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haydian View Post
    A strong password should consist of upper and lower letters, numbers, symbol and space for example MIC24kayla@ 42. You should not put the correct answer to your security questions. Answer the questions with answers you wish it was for example what was the name of your first car? It may have been an old Volvo but you wish it was a Honda Integra.
    I think that is a good tip. I always give correct answers to security questions & I think your strategy is worth considering. We should not leave any clue for a hacker to crack. Even though it is true that anything that can be accessed can be hacked too, we should do our homework well.

    I have seen some people sore all passwords in the computer itself and if anybody is able to access that file, the whole world is open before him. That will be a dangerous situation. I think it would be safe to note it down in a diary and keep it safely.
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    My best friend knows the answer to all my security questions. One day she opened my eyes to it saying my password is way too easy for her or anyone that seek little information about me to hack. I thought about it and everyone that grew up in my neighbourhood know the answers: my first pet, first car, school etc. so I decided to change my answers to everything I wish it was. No one can figure that out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by therkb View Post
    Yeah but dictionary attacks are easier than brute force. If special chars and spaces are not allowed it is better to use more than one word with varying cases.
    Yes, I think that is an area of concern. Some sites will not allow us to use special characters in passwords. But most of them allow numbers and alphabets to use. In that case an alphanumeric password is the best possible option I think. Again on a safer side, we need to stay away from using date of birth, mobile numbers etc. But I wonder how a hacker can get to know of a complex password. I am sure there must be a program designed for that. Otherwise it would not be possible to crack a password.

    Finally, always make it a point to change the password at regular intervals.
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    It is clear that the act of Putting weak passwords is not only a common mistake of novice users. For 20 years, the code for the release of US nuclear missiles was 00000000. It would be so easy for a hacker find out this password.

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    I use to have 12345 as a password and lucky for me , I was never hacked. Oh I also have dolphin as a password and I am also never hacked. You know what is weird, I know someone with a password like 789jgfkNNp97 as a password and he got hacked. I think if you are not being anonymous, You can easily get targeted by hackers.

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    There is also the 'admin' password with 'admin' username which is extremely common, because most developers testing a server use this password at first, when they think that no one is scanning the server. The 'monkey' one is surprising, why would anyone immediately remember a monkey when using a computer? And most victims know someone called Ashley or Bailey? Maybe it's part of a TV series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aimayaram View Post
    There is also the 'admin' password with 'admin' username which is extremely common, because most developers testing a server use this password at first, when they think that no one is scanning the server. The 'monkey' one is surprising, why would anyone immediately remember a monkey when using a computer? And most victims know someone called Ashley or Bailey? Maybe it's part of a TV series.
    Well-minded, "admin" password and "admin" username it is a classic password, usually I see it in routers. If a person does not change router password, it is likely that someone gains access of your Internet network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinisouz View Post
    Well-minded, "admin" password and "admin" username it is a classic password, usually I see it in routers.
    Do you work as a network engineer or as student in that field? I just did a first step in networking with a Cisco exam in Networking 101. One of the final assignments on Packet Tracer was to change the password via console on the routers and switches we just set up. The secret should not be same word as the password, and there were 3 layers of passwords. The choice of passwords were not very difficult : cisco and router. But it was just a virtual world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aimayaram View Post
    Do you work as a network engineer or as student in that field? I just did a first step in networking with a Cisco exam in Networking 101. One of the final assignments on Packet Tracer was to change the password via console on the routers and switches we just set up. The secret should not be same word as the password, and there were 3 layers of passwords. The choice of passwords were not very difficult : cisco and router. But it was just a virtual world.
    I am a student of Electrical Engineering with specialization in electrotechnical. I studied somethings about network, but I confess that this is not my specialty.But he did an excellent job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aimayaram View Post
    There is also the 'admin' password with 'admin' username which is extremely common, because most developers testing a server use this password at first, when they think that no one is scanning the server. The 'monkey' one is surprising, why would anyone immediately remember a monkey when using a computer? And most victims know someone called Ashley or Bailey? Maybe it's part of a TV series.
    That is quite interesting to know. You are right, 'admin' username and password is very common. When you purchase 3G dongle (WiFi), they also use the same username and password in most of the cases. But we need to change password of our individual account as early as possible.

    @vinisouz I was surprised to know the fact that the code for release of US nuclear missiles was such an easy one. I don't know why they have chosen that password. I think they might have thought that the hackers will only look for hard to crack nuts. But still it is a mystery I think.

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    There is the Kaspersky Password Manager to manager, protect and create safes password. It is an interesting tool for people that have a lot of login and passwords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinisouz View Post
    There is the Kaspersky Password Manager to manager, protect and create safes password. It is an interesting tool for people that have a lot of login and passwords.
    When it comes to saving login and password details on computer, online or through any applications, I never trust anybody even if it is Microsoft. I think a diary (not online, but hard copy) is the safest method to record your login details. I use this for even the unimportant sites because we never know how cyber criminals can misuse them.

    I think nowadays all big companies like Google, Facebook etc share our personal contact details without our consent. There are a lot of news on this. Being online is lot more vulnerable these days. What we can do at least is to take caution and use our commonsense.

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    There is a bank on my country that replaced passwords with Finger print scanning. They use finger prints for both online banking and ATM machine banking. I think these security methods will be safer than password.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    There is a bank on my country that replaced passwords with Finger print scanning. They use finger prints for both online banking and ATM machine banking. I think these security methods will be safer than password.
    Finger print is a excellent manner to avoid a person steals your money in an ATM with password. A bank in my country put the system.

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    Passwords have been a target of hackers for many years and the problem is getting worse. While companies are developing new ways of securing your information, hackers are already at work in trying to crack those also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    Passwords have been a target of hackers for many years and the problem is getting worse. While companies are developing new ways of securing your information, hackers are already at work in trying to crack those also.
    It is an infinite cycle. There is not safe system, it is necessary to improve each day. Big companies has a competent team to solve issues to protect its database.

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    Lol, that's funny. A strong password consists of atleast one Capital letter, along with non alpha-numeric and alpha-numeric characters. Inserting '$' '!' etc types of characters is also good. I always choose to set a strong password.

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    While I agree that the larger companies do have teams put aside to try and prevent this type of thing from happening, a lot of the hackers these days aren't working on their own like they used to. There are a lot of hackers now who are working in groups or teams and while the big businesses are doing all they can to cathe them, sometimes it simply can't be stopped.

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    I think, passwords that are easily hacked are because of the people who set the password, use things in their life to set the password. I watched a show in which a guy guess 90% of passwords, by just studying the people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinisouz View Post
    Finger print is a excellent manner to avoid a person steals your money in an ATM with password. A bank in my country put the system.
    I really hope this finger print recognition technology will be the one to make everything harder for hackers. I heard it is also being used for some mobile application of some banks too. I don't know how hackers can hack once passwords where replaced by fingerprints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    I really hope this finger print recognition technology will be the one to make everything harder for hackers. I heard it is also being used for some mobile application of some banks too. I don't know how hackers can hack once passwords where replaced by fingerprints.
    Yeah, fingerprint is way better than anything else, facial or eye recognition. Since every finger print is different.

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    This is my former wifi password:

    bluebluemyloveisblue2877253


    That password is very complicated if you think about it. Sadly there is a black market app that is able to steal passwords. It is the reason why there is a bunch of teens walking around my house with their cellphones because they were able to steal my password. I tried to make my password more complicated and I hope they will not detect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    This is my former wifi password:

    bluebluemyloveisblue2877253


    That password is very complicated if you think about it. Sadly there is a black market app that is able to steal passwords. It is the reason why there is a bunch of teens walking around my house with their cellphones because they were able to steal my password. I tried to make my password more complicated and I hope they will not detect it.
    It is a pretty long complex password. It got alphanumeric characters too, but missing special characters. It would be better if you can include some special characters too. I wonder how those teens could steal your password.

    I think One Time Password (OTP) is the strongest of all passwords. This is mainly used in credit or debit card transactions. It is a four digit number that you get in your mobile phone before finalizing a payment online. As you will be the only custodian of mobile phone, you will only know the exact code to enter. This keeps on changing every time you try. But the weak part is that if somebody managed to steal your mobile phone and credit card details together you will be in trouble. But that seldom happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    This is my former wifi password:

    bluebluemyloveisblue2877253


    That password is very complicated if you think about it. Sadly there is a black market app that is able to steal passwords. It is the reason why there is a bunch of teens walking around my house with their cellphones because they were able to steal my password. I tried to make my password more complicated and I hope they will not detect it.
    It is a pretty long complex password. It got alphanumeric characters too, but missing special characters. It would be better if you can include some special characters too. I wonder how those teens could steal your password.

    I think One Time Password (OTP) is the strongest of all passwords. This is mainly used in credit or debit card transactions. It is a four digit number that you get in your mobile phone before finalizing a payment online. As you will be the only custodian of mobile phone, you will only know the exact code to enter. This keeps on changing every time you try. But the weak part is that if somebody managed to steal your mobile phone and credit card details together you will be in trouble. But that seldom happens.

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    Also one should be careful about links they click on, as some links are hackers way into someones personal life, like clicking on a link can be disguise for someone having access to your laptop or phone or anything else you do with them.

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    You should be careful about clicking on links that comes through emails. Some people find it an easy way to know your user name and password. They use to rob money from bank by creating identical site. Once you click on it you will be taken to the cloned site and as you put your login name and password the hacker on the other side can easily read it.

    Before entering anything just ensure that the web address spelling is correct and it starts with an https sign. In bank sites you can probably see a locked sign and that denotes the site is secured. Always keep in mind that anything that can be accessed can be hacked too. Our common sense is the most effective weapon against such attempts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    You should be careful about clicking on links that comes through emails. Some people find it an easy way to know your user name and password. They use to rob money from bank by creating identical site. Once you click on it you will be taken to the cloned site and as you put your login name and password the hacker on the other side can easily read it.

    Before entering anything just ensure that the web address spelling is correct and it starts with an https sign. In bank sites you can probably see a locked sign and that denotes the site is secured. Always keep in mind that anything that can be accessed can be hacked too. Our common sense is the most effective weapon against such attempts.
    Thanks for saying that I normally wifder whrt the difference was between http and https. Is it only banking sites that have the lock?

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    You can find a lock sign in almost all sites that deals with sensitive details like money transaction. As I already said make it a point to check the spelling of the web address before putting any details like username and password. Some people use to bookmark such sites for ease of use. But that could be dangerous. An experienced hacker could easily change it as he wish. It is better to type it out correctly and recheck before using the password. Hackers are always there to try new methods to cheat people online and they are well aware of our weakness.

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    Thankfully I have never used those passwords. My passwords are combination of uppercase and lower case, letters numbers and special characters.

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