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Friday, January 30, 2015

Worst Passwords of 2014

The worst passwords of 2014 are just as awful as you can imagine. The ever-present "123456" takes the top spot, but it has some equally terrible company on the annual list of worst passwords people are still using. In a recent CNET, Tech Culture article written by Amanda Kooser, she begins like this: 

“Please sit down. We need to have a talk. It seems some important points about computer safety and security have completely gone over the heads of a certain portion of the population. If you're one of those people whose passwords look like "9$RxkU#55zx!%winning1," you can go ahead and leave. If your password looks like "1234567890" or "qwerty," it's time to repent and change your ways.”

To read the entire article, and to see if your password is on the list, click HERE. Everyone at RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty wants our clients online information to be safe, so take time to review your passwords, and make changes where necessary.