Internet security company SplashData just released its analysis of the 3.3 million online passwords leaked in 2014. Here are the top 10 most common passwords out there. If you see your password on this list, change it right now.
You can view the top 25 most common passwords, for free, right here.
The easy way to remember a near-“unhackable” password… for every website you use
There’s an easy way to create near-“unhackable” passwords… that you’ll always be able to remember…
Privacy expert J.J. Luna is author of How to Be Invisible: Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life. He suggests this simple password technique:
Your password should have two parts. One part is a standard set of characters you always use. The other part is specific to the website you are logging into.
Your first part should be a mixture of letters, numbers, special characters, and different cases: Something like “C3P0v@der.” This part of your password never changes.
The second part comes from the website you are on. Say you are logging into Google.com. Your rule could be to select the first and last character of the website name. In this case, it would be “GE.”
Then combine the two parts to make: “C3P0v@derGE.”
Follow this same technique for every password you need. Your passwords will stay strong and unique for every different site you use… and you will always remember them.