How Safe Are Your Passwords? The Worst From 2016!

Last Update: January 17, 2017

We are logging in to websites every day. Wealthy Affiliate, online banking, newspapers, etc, etc. With all of these, passwords are crucial and the better the password, the safer our identity can be. After all, identity theft is one of the most prolific crimes of our times.

Keeper, a password management company, has compiled the 25 Worst Passwords for 2016. This was discussed today in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, here in Australia. Here is the link:

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/consumer-security...


SOBERING REMINDERS

So, after looking at these 25 Worst Passwords, did you recognize any of them? Are you using any of them? Today is a great opportunity to make sure we are all safe. We all need to use passwords that are strong and difficult to crack.



Still the question remains, how do I remember them all? Some people have a password system that combines dates with a specific code related to the site. My wife and I keep our passwords secure in an app called aWallet Cloud. It costs a few dollars to get started and allows you to securely save the passwords into a variety of categories. These could include banking, Government agencies, memberships, etc. The app is password protected also.


I trust all of you are well aware of the need for online security so I hope these reminders will protect you through 2017. Got any thoughts? Any suggestions? Any scary stories that might sober all of us up? Please leave a comment below.


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Till next time,


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scorpwealth Premium
Thanks for the great advice. Is there a place where we can keep all our passwords and log into it when we forget one. I have so many its confusing and after one uses the wrong password on a specific login site a couple times it locks you out. Im sure this has happened to many of us. I have so many because I'm a financial planner , a WA affiliate , alarm codes banking and all the other passwords one needs. Thanks.
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Funkydunc208 Premium
There are password manager apps that can help you out. Check out Kim's comment about Dashlane. It helps him.
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KMeyer Premium Plus
Thanks for sharing
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Funkydunc208 Premium
You're welcome.
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LH-CLUB Premium
I use LastPass free
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Funkydunc208 Premium
Thanks for the tip.
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ShonaPieters Premium
Thanks for sharing, no mine aren't there....
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Funkydunc208 Premium
Excellent news.
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Loes Premium
I have heard a lot of people use "Iloveyou" too, it's not on the list, but I am pretty sure it belongs there.
Can your password be guessed within these 8 steps?
http://www.wikihow.com/Guess-a-Password
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Funkydunc208 Premium
Thanks for the share, Loes.
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