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How to protect your WordPress blog: 25 passwords to avoid

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How to protect (secure) your WordPress Blog: 25 Passwords to avoid

Are you sure you have a password that effectively secures access to your blog?

Every day, thousands of blogs are easily hacked because of their easy to guess passwords. Some bloggers don't even bother to change the default ID that Fantastico automatically creates.

More than 76% of blogs we've worked at BlogPasCher.com Still had admin for identifier. Some of our customers even went so far as to use their domain name as a password.

Unfortunately, the consequence of these different carelessness is the same: Piracy. Recently again, a list of the most used 500 passwords on LinkedIn has been published and logically, hundreds of blogs are hacked the next day.

Securing one's blog is not really the priority of the novice blogger ... and yet, he should take this step seriously.

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Here is also a top list of 26 most popular passwords on the internet. And if yours is in this list, then I think you should seriously consider replacing it immediately with a safer password.

  • Password
  • 123456
  • 1234567
  • 1234
  • Azerty
  • 12345
  • querty
  • Chat
  • My dog
  • Football
  • Psg54
  • 12345678
  • 12345678910
  • WordPress
  • Blogger1
  • Jordan
  • France
  • Jennifer41
  • 2012
  • superman
  • mustang
  • peugeot
  • 111111
  • mouton
  • alpharomeo

NO ! NO ! NO ! You must absolutely avoid these various easy-to-guess passwords.

Please use alphanumeric passwords of more than 14 characters. In other words, your passwords must contain:

  • Capital letters
  • Lower case
  • Numbers
  • And special characters

Example: VIVRE2savie?   - 8PCk% u9Ec3  - 3vilLAGEs§

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Choose words that you will be able to remember easily. Otherwise, write them down somewhere.

To learn more about the subject, I recommend the following readings:

 

  • How to protect your WordPress blog and secure your data

 

And if you need a professional to take care of it, then I invite you to visit this page:  Protection of WordPress Blogs.

So how did you find this article? Please feel free to leave a comment to let me know what you think.

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This article features 4 comments

  1. Hi Thierry,
    A wise reminder because very few people focus on these "details" when creating their blogs. But let's not forget that a small blog that does not interest many people at the beginning can become a leading blog in its market and arouse a lot of envy ...
    Sincerely,
    Michel

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