Never use these Names as Passwords


Online service usage has turned into a necessity than a fad these days. The reason- people want to use the online technology to make their lives simpler. Therefore, in order to be omnipresent on many devices with different accounts, people are often found making a mistake of using the same password on different accounts.

Security analysts say that this practice can land the users of online services into deep trouble. What’s more alarming is the fact that people tend to use their own names as passwords- in order to make the access to their online accounts easier. It’s also found that most of the online service users are in a habit of using some generic or popular names that are easy to memorize- as per them.

But analysts say that such names usage also makes it easy for cyber crooks hack into online accounts such as social media or e-shopping portals.

Below is the list of 22 most dangerous names to use as passwords
1. Charlie
2. Maggie
3. William
4. Michelle
5. Jennifer
6. Jessica
7. Ashley
8. Amanda
9. Chelsea
10. Merlin
11. Nicole
12. Maverick
13. George
14. Joshua
15. Andrea
16. Andrew
17. Daniel
18. Matthew
19. Robert
20. Harley
21. Jordon
22. Martin
23. Jeffrey
24. Daniel
25. Sophia

Now, the big question….? How to create a strong password….?

Security analysts from most of the Cybersecurity firms say that password should be crafted with the following aspects in mind.
    • A. Include at least 1 uppercase, one symbol or special character and at least one or two numbers into the password.
    • B. Make sure that the password must not include your name in any form.
    • C. Just craft the password on a random note
    • D. You can take the help of a password manager to make things easier to manage

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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