These WEAK passwords can be hacked in 1 second! Is yours on the list? Check NOW

Millions of users are at the risk of having their accounts hacked due to their weak passwords! Is yours on this weak passwords list?

| Updated on: Oct 02 2022, 15:28 IST
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1/6 Are you bored of seeing and using normal WhatsApp messaging format? The online messaging platform is providing you with the options to change the format of the text to Italic, Bold, Strikethrough and more. Want to try the new WhatsApp text format? Before that you need to know that once you change the style of the text, you will not be able to disable it. (HT_PRINT)
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2/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Italic: In order to change the text inside your messages to Italic, you will have to place an underscore on both sides of the text. For example: _text_. (Reuters)
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3/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Bold: If you want your text to be Bold, you need to place an asterisk on both sides of the text.For example- *text*. (Reuters)
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4/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Strikethrough: To Strikethrough your message, you need to place a tilde on both sides of the text. Here is how- ~text~. (AP)
5/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Monospace: Now in order to monospace your message, you will have to place three backticks on both sides of the text like this```text```. (Pixabay)
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6/6 You can also use an alternative method to change the format of the text inside WhatsApp message on Android and iPhone. Android users can change the format of WhatsApp text by tapping and holding the text they are entering in the text field, then choose Bold, Italic, or More. You need to tap More to choose Strikethrough or Monospace. While, if you are an iPhone user then you need to tap the text you are entering in the text field, then Select or Select All then B_I_U. After this, you will have to choose Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, or Monospace. (HT_Print)
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Know how to make your password strong and unique to avoid being hacked by online fraudsters. (Unsplash)

Setting up a password that is easy to remember is something most users do. After all, with the abundance of exciting and useful apps available, it becomes difficult to have a unique and strong password for every login. But remember, an easy password for you to remember also means an easy job for a hacker to crack it within a few seconds. Or, maybe just one! The latest shocking findings have just been published by the team at NordPass which revealed that millions of internet users are at risk of having their online accounts hacked because of the use of weak passwords. Some of them are so weak that they can be cracked within a second!

A huge number of people are using passwords such as "123456", "qwerty" and even "password", which are very prone to being cracked in a jiffy. If you are using any of these weak passwords, then you must change them right now. Have a look at the weakest passwords list.

  • 123456
  • 123456789
  • 12345
  • qwerty
  • password
  • 12345678
  • 111111
  • 123123
  • 1234567890
  • 1234567

Not just these numerical passwords, but NordPass research has also revealed that people use their names for codes along with swear words as their passwords. The word 'dolphin' ranked number one among animal-related passwords in several countries.

NordPass has suggested changing using a combination that's difficult to crack.

Tips to make passwords strong and unique

  1. The firm confirmed that a complex password is one that has at least 12 characters. Longer passwords take longer to figure out, so hackers looking for a quick gain might be put off.
  2. The password should be a varied combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
  3. Also, make sure that you have a different password for different accounts.
  4. Most importantly, keep changing your passwords every 90 days.

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First Published Date: 02 Oct, 15:09 IST
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