Think your password is hack-proof? SplashData, a password management service, recently released the 25 most popular passwords of 2014. See if your password is among the list below:


If you spend most of your time online, the last thing you want to happen is to get hacked. Prevent an attack by making your passwords as difficult to guess as possible. Here are a few suggestions:

1. Avoid using personal information.
Using your birthday or your anniversary as your password might help you remember it easily, but it can also make it easy for hackers to get into your account. That said, don’t make the mistake of using your username, your full name, or even your company name either.

2. Don’t make your password a complete word.
Your password should be at least eight characters long, says Microsoft. It also shouldn’t contain a complete word.

3. Use a combination.
Make your password fool-proof by using a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special symbols.

4. Put it to the test.

The Password Meter is a website that measures the strength of your password. Use it to determine your password's overall score and what you can do to make it less susceptible to an attack.

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