Despite what we might think we know, some of the information we use for our passwords isn’t all that difficult to guess. A hacker doesn’t need to know us to know our birth date or best friend’s name. Even our favorite words or song lyrics aren’t safe; not when malicious users can use programs to randomly generate words and phrases. Examples of information that can constitute a bad password include your birthday, license plate or social security number, or a random word you’ve flipped to in the dictionary. Using a common password simply because it’s easy to remember will also get you nowhere as far as security goes.
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