Call Us Today For A Free Quote | 866.940.1101
Professionals Insuring Professionals
 

Computer viruses/malware, phishing and social media contribute too many of the hacks of computer systems.  But many of the hacks are made easy by passwords that should never be used.  Untrained employees are the easiest entrée into your computer systems. The following are some of worst and most common passwords: 

1.       123456

2.       123456789

3.       qwerty

4.       12345678

5.       111111

6.       1234567890

7.       1234567

8.       password

9.       123123

10.   987654321

11.   qwertyuiop

12.   mynoob

13.   123321

14.   666666

15.   18atcskd2w

16.   7777777

17.   1q2w3e4r

18.   654321

19.   555555

20.   3rjs1la7qe

21.   google

22.   1q2w3e4r5t

23.   123qwe

24.   zxcvbnm

25.   1q2w3e

Guess what, the cybercriminal will try the above passwords 1st.  There is no need to help the cybercriminal by using one of these common passwords.   After that for $1000 a hacker can obtain a computer that can test over a billion passwords per second. 

The length of the password is also important.  It is estimated that Nine-character passwords take five days to break, 10-character words take four months, and 11-character passwords take 10 years. And a 12 character password takes 200 years to break by brute force. 

The other sin is to use the same password for many different systems both personal and work.  Cybercriminals count on that.

Once you start using a different 12 character password for every system you have you should invest in a password management tool.  To see According consumersadvocate.org recommendations for password managers, click on:

2017 10 Best Password Managers

Posted 9:48 AM  View Comments

Share |


No Comments


Post a Comment
Name
Required
E-Mail
Required (Not Displayed)
Comment
Required


All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Required
CAPTCHA
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive


View Mobile Version
Quick Contact
Referrals
We love referrals! And thank you even more for your continued business.
Customer Service
Self policy service any time of the day, directly from our website.
Join Our Newsletter
Stay in touch with the latest events, news and offers we have.
From Our Blog From Our Customers
Read More Read More
Stay In Touch With Us Helpful Site Links Read the News
Sign up now to receive new and updates Stay up-to-date with the latest industry, community and agency news through our newscenter. We also provide handy hints on how to save on your insurance.

Read More
We have the expertise to find you the right coverage at the right price 
Powered by Insurance Website Builder