59% of Americans use a name or date of birth in their passwords

Using personal information in your password puts you on a fast-track to getting hacked, especially when that information is as simple to find as your name or birthday.

According to a study completed by Google, 59% of Americans use at least one of those two things in their passwords.

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While using personal information may seem like a good idea so that you can easily remember your password, it’s one of the first things a cyber criminal will attempt when trying to hack your account.

The more random you can make your passwords = the better.

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