Monday

Top 10 Common Passwords; Should You Change Your's?

Warning! These are the top ten most frequently used passwords on personal computers. If you recognize yours, you may as well hand over your wallet or purse to the first person you see on the street.

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. qwerty
  4. abc123
  5. letmein
  6. monkey
  7. myspace1
  8. password1
  9. link182
  10. (your first name)
PC Magazine rates these, with no real explanation, as the most frequently used passwords by private consumers. True or not, if you see one that you use on the list . . . dump it! Oh yeah, and don't write it on any stickies and leave them laying around either. . .

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