23 Nov '11, 9pm

Are your passwords strong enough?

LOS GATOS (California) - A United States-based Internet password management company has compiled its list of the 25 worst passwords of the year, after analysing millions of passwords that were stolen by hackers. The fact that "Passw0rd" and "111111" are among the most common passwords out there proves that although we are becoming increasingly tech savvy, most of us still do not take online security very seriously. Many websites now require a combination of numbers and letters in passwords, but that has not stopped lazy users from logging in with easy-to-crack codes like "abc123" and "trustno1", SplashData said in a release on Tuesday. Names such as "michael" and keyboard patterns such as "qwerty" and "qazwsx" were also rather common, as were gems like "letmein". Also popular were sports terms like "baseball" and "football", although SplashData had no explanation for how w...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC111124-0000024/Hacker...

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