It’s a constant comedy bit that people still love to laugh at when watching a show or movie: one of the characters decides to hide something big with a password or code that is WAY too easy, usually 123456. And even though it’s funny on TV, that type of password can get you into serious trouble! What’s worse is that people actually use passwords and codes just like that one…which could be why you’re planning on opening-up an extra tab on your browser and changing it right now as you finish reading this sentence.
Not being creative enough with the passwords you use could keep your laptop, phone, and other devices in the way of hackers, giving them a chance to have every digital footprint of yours in the blink of 2 seconds. Let’s talk protection, and what words, codes, and patterns to NOT use, under any circumstances:
2. qwerty (the keys at the top left of your keyboard in a row)
3. password (yes, the word)
4. Your birthday
5. Your dog’s name
6. Your kids’ birthdays
Thanks to Nicole Fabian-Weber for pointing these 35 out!