Here is Every Password You Will Ever Need!

GearDiary Here is Every Password You Will Ever Need!

Someone at Gear Diary recently had one of their personal accounts hacked, which should be yet another reminder to everyone that you never know when or why one of your accounts might get compromised. Last year I had an issue with my Facebook account, and several years ago my Steam account got hijacked. It can happen to anyone, anytime … but the passwords you use can help keep you more secure.

Last week there was a interesting infograph about the 20 top passwords of all time. Here is a snip from the graph:

GearDiary Here is Every Password You Will Ever Need!

Amusingly this week there was an article about a poster for sale called the ‘500 Worst Passwords’.

GearDiary Here is Every Password You Will Ever Need!

The funny thing was how many of the ‘500 worst’ show up on the ‘top 20’! It made me think of Spaceballs when Skroob was getting the planetary codes from King Roland, which were 1-2-3-4 and Skroob says ‘that is the password on my luggage’!

Have you ever used an insecure password? Have you ever had a ‘strong’ password hacked? What sort of practices do you use in this world of ever more passwords with varying requirements?


About the Author

Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!