If Your Password Is “Greenday1,” “Blink182” or “Slipknot1,” You Might Want to Change It

Protecting yourself against a computer hack is as simple as making sure you don’t have a dumbass password. A password hacking tool called iDict has been used to bust into Apple iCloud accounts using a 500 item dictionary of the most common dumbass passwords.  Such as?

But if you look further into things, you’ll find that the following passwords are also vulnerable:

  • Greenday1
  • Blink182
  • Slipknot1
  • Metallica1
  • Nirvana1
  • Genesis1
  • Madonna1
  • Justin23
  • Justin11

If any of this applies to you, change your password now. Because we don’t want to end up like Jennifer Lawrence, do we?\

(Via Gizmodo)

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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