Want to Create a Really Strong Password? Don’t Do This!

We all have a favorite password. Maybe it’s based on your pet’s name, a birth date, your sports team, or your street number. However, according to the Wall Street Journal and a recent study, odds are you’ve used “123456” and “password”: the most common, and worst passwords of last year.

Research firm SplashData compiled the most popular passwords for the fifth year running, from around 3.3 million passwords posted publicly online by hackers. When you create a new password, don’t use one of these top 10 of 2014:

1. 123456
2. password ….

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