How do I choose a password?
There are many combinations, some more efficient, some less so; those that reminds us of our real lives should definitely be avoided.
Google’s message is clear: “Man’s best friend (the dog) does an exemplary job in protecting your home – so begins an article by Fox Van Allen, writing for the website The Time -. But when it comes to protecting your internet accounts, the name of your beloved dog is literally the worst possible choice.
In other words, forget about the dog, and with that, of course, everything else on the list below:
– The name of your pets
– A date most people know, such as your wedding anniversary
– The name of a child
– The name of a family member
– Your birthday
– A favorite vacation
– Something to do with your favourite team
– The name of a loved one
– The word ‘password’
Why take advice from Google?
If you just imagine that in 2019, the most used password seems to be ‘123456’, you’ll realize the seriousness of the situation.
In particular, the 25 most used passwords in 2019 were:
123456, password, 12345, 12345678
qwerty, 123456789, 1234, baseball,
dragon, football, 1234567, monkey,
letmein, abc123, 111111, mustang,
access, shadow, master, michael,
superman, 696969, 123123,
Needless to say, if you find your password amongst these, you should probably change it immediately.