A strong password offers a strong layer of protection for your sensitive information. But a weak password may bring you troubles as it can easily be hacked. In this article, it will list the 25 worst passwords in 2011 that you should avoid. It also gives you tips for creating a strong password and keeping your password safe.

25 weak passwords you should avoid:
Below is a list of the 25 worst passwords of 2011, compiled by SplashData. The security software developer generated the list from millions of actual stolen passwords, posted online by hackers. here’s the full list:

1. Password; 2. 123456; 3. 12345678; 4. Qwerty; 5. abc123; 6. Monkey; 7. 1234567; 8. Letmein; 9. trustno1; 10. Dragon; 11. Baseball; 12. 111111; 13. Iloveyou; 14. Master; 15. Sunshine; 16. Ashley; 17. Bailey; 18. passw0rd; 19. Shadow; 20. 123123; 21. 654321; 22. Superman; 23. Qazwsx; 24. Michael; 25. Football

Tips for creating a strong password:
1.The password should be 8 characters long.

2. The password should be mixed up with uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and symbols.

3. Don’t contain a complete word in your password.

4. Don’t contain your personal information in your password, like birthrate, real name, nick name, etc.

5. The password should be hard for others to guess but easy for you to remember.

Tips for keeping a password safe:
1. Change your password on a regular basis.

2. Don’t use your password everywhere.

3. Use a password manager religiously, and back up your password files.

Note: If you are a Windows 7/Vista/XP user, you can create a password reset disk to in case that you forget the Windows login password


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