How many passwords do you have? 5, 10…or just the one that you repeat for all you accounts? Either way, it’s becoming increasingly important to make your password more difficult to guess. Just adding a capital letter here, or a number there makes it that little bit harder for a hacker to access your personal details.
Here is a list of top 20 passwords that are found by a recent survey from zonealarm. Approximately 79% of people around the globe uses them.
Reason is quite simple, as a human being is quite lazy in memorizing things that he/she thinks is not very necessary to earn something back 😛 . But hackers never mind this laziness as it makes everything like a child’s play for them.
So, now if you find your password here in this list, then I am sure the first you will do after reading this is to change it. And never using such lame passwords ever. Always try to mix up your password with alphabets in both upper case and lower case with numbers and special symbols and that should be minimum of 8 characters long. Then the hacker will surely have a hard time cracking that piece.
Here is the list of favorite passwords all around :
In addition to these top 20 passwords, a great hint for any youngster’s password is that it will resemble to the last one in this list i.e. “iloveyou” . You can quite easily find a youngster’s password to be anything like:
- iloveXXXX (Any girl or boy name in place of XXXX of-course of the opposite sex :P)
- XXXXlovesme (Any girl or boy name in place of XXXX of-course of the opposite sex :P)
- ####lovesXXXX (Yours name at #### and your gf/bf name in place of XXXX of vice versa 😉 )
So, always try to stay away from these kind of passwords, otherwise some day you might end up searching something like “My account is hacked what should i do now”on Google.