If you use any of these rock-related passwords, STOP NOW!

You might get regular notices from Google about your personal information turning up on the dark web that may include compromised passwords. Given that identity theft is a major, major problem, these notices shouldn’t be ignored. Neither should this one.

A company called Mailsuite analyzed 300 million compromised passwords located in various data breaches and have come up with a list of the most dangerous music-inspired passwords so far this year. Take a look at this chart. Don’t be like these people,

“But wait!” you say, “I use hip-hop and pop for my password insporations.” Hint: Don’t.

“Whew,” says others, “I use actors. Again, don’t.

Media franchises? Nope.

What about video games? Uh-uh.

Athletes and sports teams? Don’t even think about it.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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