I’m sure you’ve heard this a million times, but it’s so incredibly important that we’re saying it again. Get better passwords! The list of the 25 most popular passwords of 2014 is available and it’s a doozy.
Here’s a hint if you don’t want to cringe while going through the entire list. The top password: 123456. The 25th most popular password: trustno1. Agh!
Here are the four main rules for creating passwords:
1) Create something complicated, including lower case letters, upper case letters, numbers, and symbols.
2) Have a different password for each account you have.
3) Change your passwords semi-frequently, especially if it’s for an account you don’t regularly check for hacking.
4) Do not include personal information, such as childrens’ names, pets’ names, parents’ names, or your spouse’s name.
Don’t be a password dinosaur. Be smart and protect yourself from identity theft.