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Top Most Used Passwords Hint: Don’t use these!



The most commonly used passwords are listed in this image



The list of the top 25 most frequently used passwords is:

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. 12345678
  4. 1234
  5. qwerty
  6. 12345
  7. dragon
  8. pussy
  9. baseball
  10. football
  11. letmein
  12. monkey
  13. 696969
  14. abc123
  15. mustang
  16. michael
  17. shadow
  18. master
  19. jennifer
  20. 111111
  21. 2000
  22. jordan
  23. superman
  24. harley
  25. 1234567

Here’s a hint: Don’t use these passwords! Pick a strong password with Capital Letters, Numbers and Special Characters &*$%.

Read this White Paper about Passwords

You can also download this Password Generator to help you pick some strong passwords!

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Proven Security and Free Tools You Need Now


An article by PC World caught my eye, “Tools for the Paranoid” .  So I went and downloaded the Security Tools for passwords and encrypting data.

KeePass is Free and comes highly recommended by PC World.  A brief description: “You can store your passwords in highly-encrypted databases, which can only be unlocked with one master password and/or a key file. A database consists of only one file that can be transferred from one computer to another easily. The program supports password groups, in which you can sort your passwords into. You can drag-n-drop passwords into almost any other window. The auto-type feature types your login information into other windows automatically (just press a hot key). Fast copying passwords or user names to the Windows clipboard is possible by just double-clicking on the specific field in the password list.

The last part of the description is important, because you may have a malware key logger on your computer and not even know it.

TrueCrypt is another security tool highly recommended with 5 star ratings. Please read PC World’s full TrueCrypt Review here.

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Free Anti Malware Tool



If your computer is running slow you may have downloaded Malware somewhere along the lines. For Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, and Microsoft Windows XP you can download for FREE, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free. <click here<

I scanned my computer, and from normal every day web browsing, there were TONS of Malware loaded on it. This program removed them! The PC is now running smoothly.


From PC World “Whether you know it or not your computer is always at risk of becoming infected with viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and malware that are constantly evolving and becoming harder to detect and remove. Only the most sophisticated anti-malware techniques can detect and remove these malicious programs from your computer. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware is considered to be the next step in the detection and removal of malware.”


Any links within our posts that are blue are clickable hot links that take you to the referenced material. When you go to download the Anti Malware, don’t click on the “sponsored link” that is just an ad. Click below it, where it says “TRY IT FREE” right below their sponsored ad.

Wipe Sensitive Data from your Hard Drive


There are many reasons why you would want to download and use Eraser!

To remove sensitive data you wouldn’t want seen, or if you’re selling your computer, or recycling. Before you get rid of your data drives, you should for FREE, download from CNET Download Eraser. This program allows you to overwrite any files and they can not be recovered!

CNET’s Description:
“Eraser is an advanced security tool for Windows that allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. The patterns used for overwriting are based on Peter Guttmann’s paper Secure Deletion of Data from Magnetic and Solid-State Memory and are selected to effectively remove magnetic remnants from the hard drive.
Other methods include the one defined in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual of the U.S. Department of Defense, and overwriting with pseudorandom data. You can also define your own overwriting methods.”



EZShield Identity Protection or Correction!


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Protect yourself against Identity Theft! You can and should do so for a minimal cost. Even if your checks are stolen, paying $2 per box of checks will help you get your credit report and all records cleared in the case of fraud. Sure, the bank does insure your funds will be returned, but try getting your credit report corrected without a service such as EZShield Identity Protection; it won’t be easy. They also offer to advance funds to you within 72 hours  up to $25,000 in the case of Stolen Funds while the bank investigates.


EZShield guarantees to cover you in the case of Check Fraud, Forged Signatures, and Altered Checks!

They offer monthly services as well.

Some facts from EZShield:


  • Check fraud is one of the most damaging forms of identity theft
  • In addition to wiping out your account, it can tarnish your credit report
  • Identity theft has topped the list of Federal Trade Commission complaints
  • The average loss per fraud incident is $2,412

Make sure your checks bear the EzShield Logo! Offered to personal as well as business checks!

Click Here to See More Info at Carousel Checks on EzShield Check Fraud Identity Protection and order checks with the EZShield Logo to prevent headaches in case of Fraud!



Facebook Google Password Security



This info graphic demonstrates the importance of Password Safety. Are you safe online?

Think of a good password, something that is not related to your Private Information such as your Birthday or Anniversary, Address etc. That information is readily available online; unless you’ve taken the precaution of hiding that information from Facebook and Google, of course.
Once you have a good password, don’t use all lower case letters! Use a capital letter somewhere in it and use some numbers in the mix. Some websites even require that you use a special character such as ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ).

Online Safety with Passwords

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Published by Crystal on July 26th, 2012 - in Protect Your Identity



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The Fine Print:

As the trusted leader in identity theft protection, LifeLock uses the industry’s most advanced tools to help stop identity theft before it happens – even if your information falls into the wrong hands.


• LifeLock Identity Alert™ System – Notifies you when LifeLock detects your personal information being used to apply for many forms of credit and services.

• eRecon™ service – Patrols the web for the illegal selling or trading of your personal information.

• TrueAddress™ service – Notifies you when a change of address is requested on your behalf.

• WalletLock™ service – Helps cancel or replace the contents of a lost or stolen wallet.

• Request Free Annual Credit Reports –LifeLock requests your free annual credit reports so you can check for potential problems.

• Reduce Pre-Approved Credit Offers – Thieves still make a living by stealing your mail, but they can’t steal what isn’t there.

• 24-Hour Customer Service – Need help? LifeLock is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

• $1 Million Total Service Guarantee – As a LifeLock member, if you become a victim of identity theft because of a failure in LifeLock’s service, LifeLock will help you fix it at their expense, up to $1,000,000. (Restrictions apply.  See lifeLock for details.)



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