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People have been warned that their passwords for online accounts may not be as secure as they should be, and cyber criminals may be able to hack them ‘in seconds’.

New research has revealed that certain codes can be cracked in very short spaces of time, allowing scammers to access your personal information with ease.

The reports, from the team at payment company Dojo, may be concerning at first glance – but there are some simple changes you can make to your passwords which will make them harder to crack, the Mirror reports.

According to the company, the most hackable passwords are ones that contain all lowercase letters or numbers and are less than 8 characters long.

For example, the passwords purple, letmein or 202201 can all be guessed in under a second.

Compare that to the word wednesday1 which takes over 2,000 seconds to crack, and you can see how small changes can make a big difference.

Another password error people make is using the same one for work and personal accounts, making it more likely for them to be attacked.


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