Most Commonly used passwords online
By: Nikhil Malankar
We all use the internet for various purposes. We use it for buying, selling, interacting with friends, chatting, playing online games and many more. Almost 100% of internet users have an email id. While signing up on any site we find it boring to fill in all the details. Sometimes we don’t even care to have a secure password on our account. This is a very dangerous situation and anyone can hack your account merely by knowing your username and guessing the password. Yes! One can easily hack your account by guessing the password if you have not selected a secure one. Let us have a look at some safety tips and the most common passwords used by users over the internet and also how to keep a secure password.
Some safety tips:
Well, to start with let me give you some safety tips. Never disclose your password to any website you don’t have sufficient information about. This will enhance the chances of your account getting hacked. Nowadays hacking is not just for fun but has turned into a profession. We, today, have full-time hackers who are ready to steal money from your bank account and turn you into a full-time beggar. Sounds funny but it is true. Never ever disclose your password to anyone. Anyone actually includes anyone including your closest friend, your mom, your father, girlfriend, sister, brother, relatives, etc. You never know who will betray you and will turn your online image into the most bizarre one! So, it is very essential to keep your password to yourself. Always remember to keep a different password on each site. This is very important in case that someone finds out password of one of your email account he/she can actually hack each and every account on other sites if you have the same password on every account. Now, the most common problem is that some of us are unable to recall so many passwords, isn’t it? So, you can do one thing that is you can save a list of your password on a word document and then store that word document in a folder. Then find a program online which password locks your folders. After this password lock the folder in which you have stored your list of passwords. Thus, your passwords are now safe. You should also have a good anti-spyware on your computer. Anti-virus and anti-spyware are two different things. Anti-virus removes harmful viruses from your computer while anti-spyware removes spywares which spy on your computer, adwares which repeatedly disturb you by showing ads. So, it is necessary to have both anti-spyware and anti-virus on your computer. Take a note of all these safety tips while on the internet.
Most common passwords used over the internet:
This list shows how careless some of us are about choosing our passwords. Take a look at the list of the most commonly used password on the internet and if you find your password in the list then change it. The list goes as follows:
4) Your name: Example: John, Trevor, Michael, etc.
5) Your birth date
6) Your telephone or mobile number
So, if you find your password among these then please change it. These are the most insecure passwords and anyone can hack your account merely by guessing it if you have such a password.
How to choose a secure password:
You should take a note of the above passwords and should be creative about your passwords. Your passwords show how creative and secure you are. Use a different password for every website you have an account on. Always keep in mind that if you choose a password which is insecure then you will have to face the consequences in the future. Internet security is the most important security in today’s world. Today, you have internet robbers who are ready to make your life a living hell. So, never compromise on choosing a password.
So next time you make a new account on any website please take a note of this post and then choose a secure password. Please do comment and let me know your views on the same.