Are you guilty of using an easy-to-remember password, that may be easy for crooks as well?
The computer security firm Splash Data has just released its list of the worst passwords for 2011 , those that make your computer, smartphone, or especially bank account highly vulnerable to hackers.
Choose one of these for a sensitive account, and you are inviting thieves in, according to the report.
Among the most dangerous passwords:
-Password (Yup, people use "password" as their password)
-123456 (Another obvious one, the first one many thieves try)
-123456768 (I guess that's a little more secure than the one above)
-QWERTY (You must have been an Einstein in keyboarding class to come up with this one)
-abc123 (A tiny bit better)
-Monkey (OK, at least this one is a little more creative, but it is still a fail)
-letmein (Hackers will try this one really early on)
Security experts say the ideal password has at least eight characters and includes numbers and letters. So get creative.
And don't waste your money.
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