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If you were a gas pipeline, you’d already be out millions!

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No lie, this is the most common password used. (And “123456789” is right behind it.) If you’re lazy enough to rock with this, we’d hate to see the back of your fridge. Or your personal grooming situation. Or really anything else in your life.

Another perennial top five on security audits, this either means you never bothered changing the default when it was given to you — in the early 2000s, we’re guessing — or you have trouble remembering how to count in order. …


Suspicion isn’t just a radio code in a department store — it follows you everywhere you go

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Over a period of five months in 2008, everything changed. I lost my big mama, finished graduate school, got married, and moved to a new city — Pasadena, CA. Despite my broken heart over losing the woman who had raised me, I was excited about my new adventure. I had used up almost every dime that I had to get our apartment in the busiest part of Old Town, and it didn’t take long for my $10,000 in savings to nosedive. I had to figure something out quickly, or this new life that I had created would vaporize instantaneously.

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