Avoid unsafe passwords

You can do a lot of things to improve your security, when it comes to using IT and exploring the internet. One of the aspects, where many unfortunately - for one reason or another - fail to protect themselves properly, is with regards to passwords. When chosing a password, you should, as a minimum, ensure that you are not using any of the most common passwords from around the world. After this, you should always ask an IT-expert for advice, if you are in any way doubting whether the security of your passwords are sufficient, and finally you can read our advice regarding creating good passwords.

Are you avoiding unsafe passwords, you are on the right path. But you can do much more to be protected on the internet. Whether you are using Mac or a Windows PC, we have tailored solutions, that will significantly increase your security from day one - even with prices starting from only DKK 39 per month. 

Avoid the most common passwords
Every year hackers steal millions of passwords, used by individuals as well as companies. That is scary in itself, but this information can fortunately be used to improve people's security. Knowledge about other prople's passwords reveal the specific passwords, you should avoid, and which passwords are the easiest to guess. In 2014 the most commonly used passwords in the West were: 

  • 123456
  • password
  • 12345
  • 12345678
  • qwerty
  • 1234567890
  • 1234
  • baseball
  • dragon
  • football

Earlier investigations of the Danish people's passwords have shown, that we are ufortunately equally inclined to use the same passwords. A frightening amount of Danes have used passwords from the list above, and the basic lines of numbers such as "123456", "123456789", and "12345678" are especially common among the Danes. 


Get help from Chili Security
Insufficient and unsafe passwords are unfortunately not the only thing making your computer susceptible to attacks. There is a list of things to do, if you want to avoid entering the danger zone with regard to IT-security. It can be anything from keeping your programs updated, to protectiong your devices with an antivirus program and naturally keeping an eye on, whether you are infected with virus, spyware or one of the several other types of malware (malicious software). For the majority of people, this is a time comsuming task. Because of this, it might be worth considering an automatized security solution, that takes care of it all - then you won't have to worry. Chili Security can offer everything from single antivirus solutions to complete securitysystems and last but not least security checks of your computer.

At Chili Security we always encourage our customers to do everything they can to optimize their IT-security. The first step in the right direction might very well be changing your passwords to better ones. Whether you have questions about how to pick a great password, how to protect yourself from virus attacks, or something else entirely, we are here to help you as best as we can. Feel free to call us on +45 70 60 50 41 today, and have a chat about your IT-security and your personal needs.