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20 passwords you should never use


Are you using passwords that are easy to guess?  Although it is easier to choose passwords that are easy for you to remember, you are putting your accounts at risk of being compromised.  Many systems today have password restrictions such as length and requiring a number and special characters.  Remember to choose unique long and strong passwords for all of your accounts.  Also, make sure your username and password is not the same.  Below are some commonly used passwords cyber thieves are hoping you are using.  If any of these are passwords you are currently using please consider changing them.

  • Password
  • 123456
  • 1234567
  • Qwerty
  • 111111
  • Sunshine
  • Football
  • Passw0rd
  • Abc12345
  • Administrator
  • 00000000
  • Icecream
  • 23232323
  • Janedoe
  • b@nana
  • Letmein
  • Windows
  • Swimming
  • Baseball
  • Password1

Read the top 5 best password practices for more information about passwords.

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Christina Bonds

Christina Bonds is an Application Specialist in the Web Technology department at Elon University.

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