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Please stop using your pet names as passwords

The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre has issued a stark warning to people who use pet names as their passwords. The blog post, timed to coincide with National Pet Day, suggests that perhaps a beloved animal might be a bit easy for hackers to guess, especially if you’re always posting cute pics online. 

Apparently 15% of British people use their pet name as their password for online accounts. Another 14% use family members’ names and 13% are securing their data with a password based on a memorable date. 

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