What is that password

Remembering a good password is not easy for most of us. For me, it is crazy to remember all my passwords and not to use the same password for each service. I personally don’t like the “social login” service, it feels so insecure for me. Then there is the question: is WordPress secure? Well, it depends highly on how secure your password is. When installing WordPress, you get a generated password that no one will ever remember. But that is a very secure password, and PLEASE do not use “admin” as a username!

So it always comes down to How Secure is your Password? 

The following method work for me and you are more than welcome to try it yourself.

  1. Never use the same password for different platforms.
    1. I do not like to use social logins, but it is an easy way to login to your platforms.
  2. If you cant think of a password, the generate one: use Norton Generate Password
    1. Read here if you want to create your own password.
  3. Safe it in 1Password. Yes, I was always the one that was against a service that store passwords. But this one is really secure, it is more secure than a sticky note or a password that is stored on your phone. Read here how it works.
    1. There are always risks, 1Password give a “Master key” that you can store as a pdf. <- Yes, I know!
  4. Don’t be scared to use the “Forgot Password” link. I know it is a pain and you don’t have always time to reset your password.

Passwords are like underwear: you don’t let people see it, you should change it very often, and you shouldn’t share it with strangers. – Chris Pirilloote

For the fun, we have a list of the top 25 worst passwords. The list is created by SplashData using data from more than SplashData estimates almost 10% of people have used at least one of the 25 worst passwords on this year’s list, and nearly 3% of people have used the worst password, 123456.

Top 25 worst passwords

  1. 123456 (Unchanged)
  2. Password (Unchanged)
  3. 12345678 (Up 1)
  4. qwerty (Up 2)
  5. 12345 (Down 2)
  6. 123456789 (New)
  7. letmein (New)
  8. 1234567 (Unchanged)
  9. football (Down 4)
  10. iloveyou (New)
  11. admin (Up 4)
  12. welcome (Unchanged)
  13. monkey (New)
  14. login (Down 3)
  15. abc123 (Down 1)
  16. starwars (New)
  17. 123123 (New)
  18. dragon (Up 1)
  19. passw0rd (Down 1)
  20. master (Up 1)
  21. hello (New)
  22. freedom (New)
  23. whatever (New)
  24. qazwsx (New)
  25. trustno1 (New)

 

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