Halloween is fast approaching, and if you don’t want to deal with a security nightmare, it might be prudent to take another look at your passwords. Splashdata has released a list of top passwords of 2012 compiled from files containing millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers.

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ESSET has published 25 most commonly used passwords and debit/credit card pins. The list includes usual suspects like “password” and “qwerty”.

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Patterns and facial recognition in Android & Picture Password in Windows 8 are the new interactive methods of logging into the system instead of complicated passwords.

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LulzSec has dumped passwords of 62000 users on the web. Change passwords for important services like Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, Bank Accounts, Stock Accounts before LulzSec leaks your own passwords.

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A recent study about iPhone passcodes revealed that several users use unsecure passcodes for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. This study shows that people are more than vulnerable if their mobile phone or gadget lands in the hands of intruders.

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Most Common iPhone Passcodes

Mobile devices have become the lifeline of our existence. From making simple calls, these devices have now transformed into smartphones allowing us to keep in touch with family and friends, checking our email, check our favorite websites, read news, banking online and more.

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Fearing system break-in, LastPass forces a password reset on all.

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Have you lost a password? If you need to recover a password from almost any application, we’ve covered some of the best ways to do that.

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WPA-SPK WiFi passwords could be cracked in 20-40 minutes for as low as $17. WPA Cracker is a site which provides a cloud crackin service for penetration testers and network auditors to check the security of WPA-PSK protected wireless networks.

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You can password protect any image file with this free portable application for windows. It converts the image into an exe file and locks it with your chosen password.

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4 web applications that can generate strong yet easy to remember passwords for your use.

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No matter how good you are at remembering things, there are times when you can forget your password, many websites though have a feature that will help you reset/retrieve you forgotten passwords.

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In the past we had told you about a tool to recover passwords for desktop softwares by unmasking them, however if you are using Firefox, we came across a interesting Greasemonkey script that will allow you to unmask the password fields and display it as plain text when you mouse over them.

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I have been using Firefox for quite sometime now, and have stored passwords for several websites like Google AdSense, Gmail, Yahoo and more on it, so the horror of someone else using Firefox on my computer chills me to no end, though I have a personal laptop which I do not share with anyone, you [...]

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The biggest problem with creating internet accounts is setting strong passwords for them, many users are lazy enough to create guessable and crackable passwords for their accounts, with the most common ones being 123456, password, 1234, testingand so on. These passwords are easily hackable, by using a simple brute force attack, we do have some [...]

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