Are your online passwords easily hackable? Measure yours up against this list of the 10 worst password ideas as outlined by Google Apps.
1. Pet names
2. A notable date, like a wedding anniversary
3. A family member's birthday
4. Your child's name
5. Another family member's name
6. Your birthplace
7. A favorite holiday
8. Something related to your favorite sports team
9. The name of a significant other
10. The word "password"
How do you pick a secure password?
Many sites now require certain elements be included in your password, like a specific number of letters or special characters, such as "#" or "?". But how do you know that you have a secure password?
The key factor in determining the strength of your password is the length, writes Techlicious blogger Suzanne Kantra.
"Numbers, capitalization and special characters are all bonuses, but a short password that uses all of these tricks will still be much easier to crack than a long password with real words," wrote Kantra.
She suggests checking your password's strength on PassFault.com, a site created by a respected computer security expert.
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