CHECK OUT THE MOST HACKABLE PASSWORDS IN INTERNET’S HISTORY
Internet has become the hub of all our activities ( Transactions, balance inquiry, important emails, social media etc), and hackers are now more determined to crack any platform in order to prove their supremacy. Don’t say you don’t have millions in your account so you shouldn’t be bothered by this article, NO! hackers can steal your information on Facebook, Twitter, and the likes and use your identity to scam others.
Last year, a hacker cracked a total number of 5 million usernames and passwords associated with Gmail accounts, so Brothers & Sisters in the Army of Internet, this is not a small matter, there is now a strong need to equip yourself with the strongest of all them strongest passwords.
HOW CAN SOMEONE HACK YOUR PASSWORD?
Passwords are imputed in such a way that it can’t be read by normal people, however hackers use various software such as hashcats among others to try and make sure they crack your password, the only thing that might deter them is if they have difficulty hacking it as a result of the complexity of the password used.
According to State of the net, “long passwords comprised of a variety of letters, numbers, and special characters can better withstand cracking software than can short, simpler ones. However, when something about a password’s composition is too predictable—it begins with an upper case letter, for example, or includes a recognizable word—it can be cracked much more quickly.”
A security company by name KoreLogic found out some popular password patterns that can be easily hacked, they include:
• One upper case, then 5 lower case, then 2 digits (Example: Dorcas12)
• One upper case, then 6 lower case, then 2 digits (Example: Olamide21)
• One upper case, then 3 lower case, then 4 digits (Example: Tobi2014)
See below some of the most hackable passwords in 2014.
If you use any of these passwords above, or if your passwords have one or more of these password patterns listed above, PLEASE TRY AND CHANGE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Below are some precautions you should observe when choosing your next password:
- Try and avoid beginning your password with an upper case letter, try and make sure it doesn’t even start with a number.
- STAY AWAY, I REPEAT.. STAY AWAY from familiar words and phrases
- Try to use Special characters such as &%(*> in your password
- Don’t place digits adjacent to each other
With that implemented, I trust that no one can easily crack your passwords with their software. 🙂
LET’S SEE IF YOU TRULY UNDERSTAND ALL THE THINGS I HAVE SAID BY ATTEMPTING THIS LITTLE TASK:
WHICH OF THE PASSWORDS BELOW WOULD BE VERY HARD TO CRACK