Hackers Draining Star Bucks App Users Bank Accounts!Did you know alternate payment systems like the Star Bucks App are often easier to break into than bank security systems? CBC recently reported on a rash of electronic thefts that are the result of people not using secure passwords for their Starbucks Apps.
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Do you know how to create a secure password? This post has some tips to help you create more secure passwords and keep them secure.
What makes a secure password? None of these!
Top 15 Most Common Passwords
Common Password Choices
- Using a simple keyboard pattern like qwertyuiop - top row? or qazwsx first 2 columns?
- The name of your favourite sport or team? there are a slew of sports and teams in the top 100.
- Your birthday or birth year?
- The name of your child? Several common names are also on the Splash Data top passwords list.
- Swear words?
- Car brands?
How to Create Secure Passwords
- Use at least 8 Characters.
- Use a combination of uppercase, lower case, numbers and special characters.
- Use a different password for each of your most important logins -Banking, Pay Pal, and your email address that is totally unrelated to your password for sites like Kawartha Lakes Mums.
- Change your passwords frequently.
How to Keep Your Secure Password Private
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- Listen to the CBC radio Broadcast re Starbucks APP http://adf.ly/4009826/cbc-starbucks-theft-podcast
- See the list of all 25 common passwords >http://adf.ly/4009826/top-25-worst-passswords
- How Safe is Your Password?- Blogged Tips
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