All The Good Ones Are Already Taken
I often hear, “All the good ones are already taken,” from my wife’s single friends. Well, that doesn’t have to apply to passwords.
I’m Know I Am Unique, But My Passwords Aren’t
I know I should use a unique password for every site, but that is just so much work.
Let’s examine a few passwords not to use
I know, I know, it is one more digit than is on your left hand, but that still doesn’t make ti hard to crack. 123456 ranks as both the top and worst password used today. To paraphrase Nike, “Just Don’t Do It.”
If you must use 123456, instead try something like: wontootresfor56
won = 1
too = 2
tres = 3
for = 4
5 = 5
6 = 6
The password that continues to come in second place, is worse, by many accounts.
Like parents who name their sons after their father, Little John, John II, John-John, John Junior, people demonstrate a similar lack of creativity when using ‘password’ as their password.
If you must use password, instead try: past the word or forwardpassword or pastwerd or…
People who use ‘qwerty’ think they discovered something as difficult to crack as Rubic’s Cube. They haven’t. Just because it’s a string of keys in the row right under “123456” they think it is clever and that no one will ever see that pattern.
If you must use qwerty, instead try: quertie or qazxsw (using a different pattern like going down the keyboard from q (qaz) and up from x (xsw))
Michael Jordan was hard to stop on the basketball court, but so many people use his name that is among the first names used by crackers.
If you must use jordan, instead try 23MJ12jordan45
Number 23 with the Chicago Bulls / Shooting guard uring the 1995 season, Michael Jordan was not 23 … he wore number 12 for one game in 1991, after his jersey was stolen … For 22 games, Jordan played as number 45
During the 1995 season, Michael Jordan was not 23 … he wore number 12 for one game in 1991, after his jersey was stolen … For 22 games, Jordan played as number 45