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Worst Passwords of 2017

With businesses focusing heavily on data security in the coming years, it’s easy to forget that forgetting your password isn’t the worst thing that could happen to you. Still, too many of us are using memorable, and more importantly, predictable passwords. Here are the top 100 examples of passwords used too commonly and are the first ones any hacker, or hacking program, will scan through first.

Compiled by SplashData, you’ll want to give this list a quick scan and ensure you take the complexity of your password into account. Keep in mind that the most important aspect of your password isn’t it’s difficulty or variance of integers, it’s the randomness of it’s origin. Your dog’s name plus 1-2-3 simply won’t cut it, however, an obscure phrase from your childhood that you and maybe one other person know…plus 1-2-3…just might do the trick.

*please note a couple of the passwords contain strong language

Did you see your password in this list? Anything even close to it? If you need help applying security options for your users or your business, a simple (and no-cost) consultation could only improve your likeliness of being properly hacked. If you think you’re too small to be a victim, you’re actually a more likely target for the hacker looking for some quick scores.

Contact ActiveCo for a conversation to consider your cybersecurity business options.

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Jeff Penner

Jeff Penner

Jeff has been in the managed services industry since 2015, understanding what business owners are looking for from technology, and helping them find it. The most important element for a business owner taking on a new technology partner is peace of mind and thus Jeff directs his efforts on finding practical information that any leader can apply to their business. Jeff lives in Vancouver, BC, sharing his love for learning and “the great indoors” with his 2 daughters.