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Top Passwords Revealed

There are typically 2 types of people when it comes to passwords, don’t you think? There are those who make their passwords easy and those who make them extremely complicated to where they can’t even remember them…. Which one are you?

As a small business owner, you have a lot to organize and manage & that includes passwords.  With hackers being more and more advanced these days, it’s important for you to protect the accounts that you keep track of and that starts with making it harder for them to get to!

If you’re a business owner with really easy passwords, it may be time to start thinking about the best practices for passwords.  When selecting a password, it’s important not to use just one password for all accounts, such as using one for your email and then the same for your online banking.  Make sure that your password combination includes 12 letters, numbers and even uppercase and lowercase letters to ensure your accounts are safe!

According to SplashData, there are 25 passwords of 2015 that were the worst AND most common!  If you have any of these passwords on the list, make sure to update them!

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. 12345
  6. 123456789
  7. football
  8. 1234
  9. 1234567
  10. baseball
  11. welcome
  12. 1234567890
  13. abc123
  14. 111111
  15. 1qaz2wsx
  16. dragon
  17. master
  18. monkey
  19. letmein
  20. login
  21. princess
  22. qwertyuiop
  23. solo
  24. starwars

Make it a resolution to update your passwords!  If you are overwhelmed with having to keep track of your passwords, consider using a password manager.  Check out the top manager services for 2016!


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