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Most Commonly Stolen Passwords

posted by TrueNorth Financial Strategies on Monday, February 27, 2017


Most Commonly Stolen Passwords

If it's on the list below, your password is just as easily stolen as it is remembered. Protect yourself by making sure you're not using one of the top 25 most commonly stolen passwords of 2015, as determined by IT security firm SplashData. 

To create a more secure password, make sure you are not relying only on numbers, and try to avoid simple keyboard patterns. You may also want to avoid easy-to-find information such as birthdays, favorite sports teams and addresses. Attempt to create a password that is eight or more letters long, and avoid using the same password for multiple access points. 

  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. passw0rd

  25. starwars

As technology becomes more complex and sophisticated, so do the threats you face. 

The spectrum of cyber risks is limitless; threats, some more serious than others, can have wide-ranging effects on the individual and their organizations. The Cyber Defender is a proprietary risk reduction program designed to help businesses navigate the ever-increasing threat of cyber-crime by creating a custom cyber defense plan as unique as your business. 

We invite you to take the Risk Defender cyber liability threat assessment.

  Assess your cyber risk   

For more information and financial guidance, please call TrueNorth at 1-800-798-4080.  Our financial advisors would be happy to schedule a consultation with you and your loved ones to make sure the things that matter most are protected and accounted for.

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