The bottom line of the Data Genetics analysis is this: predictability breeds vulnerability. In the databases, 1234 was found more often than the 4,200 least common PINs combined! Which PIN do you think a hacker is likely to try first?
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Let’s face it: the more predictable your number, the more likely it can be guessed. And don’t forget that susceptibility isn’t just determined by data analysis; there’s also a personal component. For example, even if your birthday and anniversary aren’t among the more commonly used combinations of numbers, they’re still predictable numbers for anyone who has even cursory access to your personal information.
So if you have a four-digit PIN (or *gasp* no locking mechanism at all), it’s time to remedy that. At minimum, opt for an unpredictable six-digit PIN (no birthdays, 123456, 111111, etc.). Take it up a notch with an even longer alphanumeric password, complex swipe pattern, or fingerprint scanner. These are simple, effective ways to improve your mobile device security.
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