In recent blog posts, we have focused on the importance of
having a secure password to thwart fraudulent id verification attempts.
According to ZoneAlarm.com, these are the 20 most common passwords of all time.
So now we ask you, are any of your passwords in the above
list? If so, you are at an increased risk to have your email, online banking,
and social networking accounts hacked. And even if you use one of these
passwords for a less important account, like one you hardly log into, a hacker
can gain access to that account and possibly use the information in there to
gain access to your other accounts.
Street Journal had an article Beyond the Password that talks about just
that. Some companies are requiring code tokens in addition to passwords, which
is an additional code a person will temporarily have access to and have to
enter it along with their password. And other companies are requiring knowledge based
authentication questions to be answered if activities are different than