How do hackers and spammers crack passwords? Tip: They use 500 common passwords!

Do you know how hackers and spammers crack passwords of accounts on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter? Let me give you a tip today, they actually use 500 commonly-used passwords (first revealed back in 2005) that many unsuspecting users use for their personal accounts on many social networking sites today. Come and learn what those 500 commonly-used passwords are and please, please use the knowledge that you will gain after reading this post today to secure your own passwords! Read on for more.

500 common passwords

The following list of 500 common passwords was revealed back in 2005 by Mark Burnett through his book; Perfect Passwords: Selection, Protection, Authentication. If you are using either one of those passwords right now, please change it this very instance! Take note that hackers, spammers and scammers have the following list too!
Last but not least, special thanks to Whats My Pass for creating that cool table shown below.

How do hackers and spammers crack passwords? Tip: They use 500 common passwords!
Security Tips:

You should be more careful with your passwords from today onwards. You must learn to create and use strong, secure passwords that meet the following standard guidelines:

  • Passwords must include numbers, symbols, upper and lowercase letters.
  • Password length should be around 12 to 14 characters.
  • Do not use repetitive words, dictionary words or words that hackers and spammers can easily find in dictionaries, letter or number sequences, your own usernames, your pet names or etc as passwords.


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