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How to escape from hackers and choose the most secure password

January 10 2007
12:46

Internet has more than twenty years, and users of the World Wide Web continues to advance on the same rake. As the passwords for e-mail, icq, web-wallets and other resources, users continue to choose the catchy words.

According to German website Welt.de such codes are straightforward names, famous music groups, sports, dates of birth, curses. This often indicates users profile about yourself.

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Hackers is not difficult to guess a password. Before the New Year in the press have got personal access codes to 43 thousand users of the resource MySpace. Made a false page, hackers, sociologists have found that the most common combination is a secret "abc123" and "password1". We give you a complete list of the most used in the world of passwords.

- Password1
- Abc123
- Password
- Blink182
- Qwerty1
- Fuckyou
- 123abc
- Baseball1
- Football1
- 123456
- Soccer
- Monkey1
- Liverpool1
- Princess1
- Jordan23
- Slipknot1
- Superman1
- Iloveyou1
- Monkey

A similar study conducted in Germany. German users in the selection of passwords were not much smarter than Americans. The most popular online dating have passwords "Summer" (Sommer), "Frankfurt" (Frankfurt) and "hello" (Gruß). Welt.de strongly advised to avoid such passwords. If you observe some basic rules, then create a good password, everyone can.

1. Do not use simple words. Your password should look like a meaningless combination of letters and numbers. This ensures that you almost one hundred percent protection from the "dictionary" attacks, in which burglars check the words alphabetically.

2. In his password be sure to use both uppercase and lowercase characters. Private hacker will spend twice as much time hacking.

3. The most important is desirable to replace passwords once per month.

4. Try not to write down your password, but just remember it in my mind. If the memory of a maiden, then use his favorite phrase - the first letters of words and numbers can be password protected. For example: 1100 death in the face of us breathes "- password" 1svlnd.

5. Do not use a password, the proposed site, and invent your own. When hacking site, your password will also appear to attackers.

6. We recommend you to use your password only once. At each new Internet resource you must have the original password.

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Vitvitskiy Alex

PanZicov

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