Security experts yearly analyze the worst passwords used for emails, blogs, websites, checking accounts, electronic code locks and more. It is amazing how many passwords remain on the list year after year.
Internet Security Experts laughed almost uncontrollable over the first password on the list! It is in the top spot because it came up most often. Hear that? It's the clicking of keyboard keys changing passwords!
Many websites have resorted to a password monitor that tells you the strength of your password. Other websites offer hints on how to make a secure password. Many times we give this part of the creating an account or login little thought.
Just last month University of California was hacked and 800,000 names, social security numbers, contact information compromised according to a web security company. Experts say over 70% of websites can be hacked with little effort.
This past week I was notified about a security breech possibility on my personal server that could have provided access to passwords to data bases, login information even credit cards. This was not my error or the server provider, instead it was a third party provider of the Dashboard Interface called Plesk produced by Parallels according to my server company.
I spent hours changing passwords and login information on every website. I have more than 700 domain names and nearly a 100 websites under construction or published at this point. This is not something I want to hear about, a domain back office password breech.
Think of having an ATM password you can access as much money as available and likely never have to pay itback. Many hackers are based in foreign countries. Good luck trying to do something with them. You option is strong passwords. Even then you may not be protected. As in the case of my server. We reviewed the event log and found nothing. It is very unlikely anything was accessed but I still had to change everything just in case my information was compromised.
Passwords are no laughing matter, unless of course your's is secure and someone else is using "123456"!