Password security should be a major concern for IT departments and individuals alike.  Many services and websites are requiring that users employ a combination of letters (capital letters and lower case), numbers, and special characters.  This helps to secure your login, but only to the extent of the creativity of the user.  The top 10 Passwords of 2015 are:

1. 123456 

2. password 

3. 12345678 

4. qwerty 

5. 12345 

6. 123456789 

7. football 

8. 1234 

9. 1234567 

10. baseball 

Many people actually do utilize these passwords in their personal online life and in their place of employment.  With the number of passwords individuals must keep track of today, it is understandable that people are tempted to use the same password for every one of their logins. 

One helpful hint is to keep a document with your login credentials up to date, but encrypt this document with a password as well.  However the user must remember this password and it should be creative, making it hard to obtain.  Many individuals are not aware that many times spaces can be used in passwords.  This is a unique way to stump thieves from gaining access to your private or corporate data.  Utilizing a series of non-related words instead of just one word is also a great way to make your passwords more secure. For example: “dog sand one1!”.

No password is 100% secure in the modern world.  However, users can take a few steps to prevent data and identity theft by becoming creative with their passwords.  The top ten list must be avoided at all costs!

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