I remember back in the day when I first got online and had to come up with a password for my email account. I wanted it to be easy to remember so I wouldn't forget it.

I never worried about how strong it was to prevent possible hackers from getting into my account.

Like a lot of people, I made the mistake of using the same password on multiple accounts which puts you at even more risk.

If you've been lax with your password in the past it's time to make some changes.

Hey, Michigan — If These are Your Passwords, Change Them Immediately

A weak or easily guessable password can leave your accounts vulnerable to hackers and cybercriminals.

If someone gets access to your accounts, they can steal your personal data, make unauthorized transactions, and impersonate you online.

A strong, unique password acts as a barrier, making it much harder for attackers to breach your accounts.

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What Hackers and Cybercriminals Can Do With Your Identity


With access to your accounts, they can open new credit cards, take out loans, or even file taxes in your name, causing significant financial and reputational damage.

From banking and shopping online to social media and email, a secure password helps ensure that your sensitive information remains private and out of the wrong hands.

By creating a unique, complex password for each of your accounts, you can significantly reduce the risk of unauthorized access and protect your digital identity.

According to NordPass, which is a product of NordVPN, of the world's 20 most common passwords, 17 can be cracked in less than one second.

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If your password shows up on this list below you should change it immediately.

The 10 Most Commonly Used Passwords in Michigan

The ten most commonly used passwords in Michigan, as determined by NordPass.

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History for sale! One of only two diamond-shaped module designs in Michigan by the legendary architect is for sale for under $800K. The legendary gem, The McCartney House, is for sale in Kalamazoo. Listed on the National Register Of Historic Places, the home was built in 1951 after the McCarneys commissioned the design from Wright in 1949. There are four bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms inside all situated on an acre of land across from the Asylum Lake Preserve. The listing notes the home comes with some original furniture, blueprints & 2 paintings by Helen McCartney, the original owner. Take a look inside!

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