Top Ten Popular Passwords which you should avoid

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Doing some things seems to be very easy on paper than the reality. Like when one has to come up with passwords for several online accounts. Most people find it extremely hard remembering the different passwords used for different accounts and so they go with easier route, get easy memorable password like 122345 or princes. Then there are those who maintain one password for all the online accounts (dangerous game indeed). ??The bad news on the background of all these is that ?keeping out or protecting your account from internet vultures is not that simple.



Imperva an online security firm recently released its analysis of some 32 million online passwords, detailing the most popular among them. Well Imperva got hold of the passwords after a bizarre incidence ?Last December, when a hacker gained access to all of members? usernames, email addresses and passwords ?and posted the passwords to the Internet.

Let just say when come to online security the word popular is horrible and anything associated with it should be avoided at all cost but here are the top ten:

  • 123456
  • 12345
  • 123456789
  • Password
  • iloveyou
  • princess
  • rockyou
  • 1234567
  • 12345678
  • ? abc123

Since the arrival of the fiber optics in Kenya sometime last year, the online security has been a nightmare to many Kenyans.? Before it was hard for internet hackers to present a problem in Kenya because of by then shaky internet connection but that is not the case anymore. ?Here are some of the ?tips for protecting email account according gmail blog:

  • Remember to sign out
  • Be careful about sending certain sensitive information via email
  • Enable ?Always use HTTPS.?
  • Be wary of unexpected attachments.
  • Make sure your account recovery information is up-to-date
What is your opinion on the topic?
Kennedy Kachwanya
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Kennedy Kachwanya is a technology blogger interested in mobile phones both smart and dumb, mobile apps, mobile money, social media, startups ecosystem and digital Savannah. New media must not forget the strength of old tech.
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