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Over half a million Facebook accounts hacked every day

November 22, 2011 By: Dr Search Principal Consultant at the Search Clinic Category: Computers, Customer Service, Cyber Security, data security, Dr Search, Facebook, internet, Technology Companies, Uncategorized

Last month Facebook admitted that hackers are breaking into hundreds of thousands of Facebook accounts every day.Over half a million Facebook accounts hacked every dayOut of more than a billion logins to the website every 24 hours, 600,000 are impostors attempting to access users’ messages, photos and other personal information Facebook said.

The figure is the first time that the social network has revealed how it is bombarded by hackers on a daily basis.

Security experts said the figure is a “big concern” and that people need to be more careful when choosing their passwords across the web.

Facebook is just one of the main target sites for hackers.

Web users need to make sure that their passwords across email, banking and other digital services more complicated in order to avoid their personal information being compromised.

Top tips for choosing an internet password:

– Vary different types of characters in your passwords; include numbers, letters and special characters when possible.
– Choose passwords of eight characters or more. Separate short words with spaces or underscores.
– Don’t use the same password and username combination for multiple websites. Use an online password manager to keep track of your different accounts.

Here are a list of the 25 ‘worst’ internet passwords- if you use ANY of these you should seriously change them NOW:
1. password
2. 123456
3.12345678
4. qwerty
5. abc123
6. monkey
7. 1234567
8. letmein
9. trustno1
10. dragon
11. baseball
12. 111111
13. iloveyou
14. master
15. sunshine
16. ashley
17. bailey
18. passw0rd
19. shadow
20. 123123
21. 654321
22. superman
23. qazwsx
24. michael
25. football

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