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Here Fast Your Password Can Be Hacked

It can be frustrating coming up with strong passwords. It doesn’t help that each login has its own requirements. But in the age of A.I., it has become even easier to hack your password. Here’s what you can do to help.

First, let’s go over some of the most common passwords. Hint… these are passwords you should avoid:

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. admin
  4. 1234

Let’s be frank. These are lazy. But more importantly, these are easily hacked.

According to research conducted by Hive Systems, passwords that are just numbers can be hacked instantly these days.

Here is the key to creating a secure password:

  • Have no fewer than 9 characters (the more the better)
  • Include uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Include numbers
  • Include special characters

You’ve probably seen this list before… but it’s for a reason.

If you follow these tips, your password will take 479 years to crack by today’s standards.

One technique to try when crafting a password is to create a sentence and replace letters with numbers or characters that make sense to you. For example:

TrevorL0vesBananas? or TheCu!tOfShagsIsN0tAThing

And before you go trying… no, these are not passwords that Shags or Trevor use.

The other pro tip is to never use the same password twice. We know can be super annoying, but if your information has been compromised, it will be isolated to that login.

Hopefully, these tips will help keep you and your information safe online.

At the very least, if you have one of the most common passwords listed above, change them to something a little more secure.