In light of the recent LinkedIn security breach, there’s been a lot of attention on password security lately. ZDNET points to a study from security consultant Mark Burnett. Burnett came up with 10,000 of the most-used passwords, but here are the top 25.
Number eight is really naughty.
Anyway, here are a few quick tips that will help prevent someone else from guessing your password. Don’t use the same password on multiple sites. Change your passwords often, especially if there’s a breach like the one that hit LinkedIn. And don’t use commonly-used passwords like “password,” or “123456.” Be creative.