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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Life is all about passwords. There are passwords for just about everything we want to protect. The passwords we create are based upon significant dates and events in our lives.

From birthdays, special numbers and events, we create passwords to protect our online banking, homes, social media networking pages and other items of value. But have you ever wondered if your password is strong enough to withstand those that may want to compromise your safety and gain access into your private world?

According to experts, a strong password consists of numbers, letters and symbols that hold importance to you and could be difficult for someone to figure out.

Also choose a password that does not contain a complete word, thought or notion. For added security, make sure your password is not similar to old and out-of-date passwords you have had.

The more you “mix” letters, symbols and numbers, the better chance you have of your password being strong and difficult for others to figure out.

The list of the “Twenty Worst Passwords of 2012″ is out. Check to see if you are guilty of “flim flam” passwords that a potential thief may acquire to gain access into what you hold near and dear.

Click here to view the “Twenty Worst Passwords Of 2012!”

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