I love trying to get creative when creating new passwords and PINs, but sometimes my brain can’t handle a new thing to remember and I, I confess, result to the “old fashioned” 1234. Well, it looks like I’m not alone. According to a recent report, 1234 is the most commonly used PIN – not too surprising – and is in fact used by more than 11% of all cardholders.
Coming up with a new PIN isn’t easy or fun, but it’s necessary and can protect more than just your bank account, it can protect your identity. When looking to create a new PIN, consider coming up with one strong PIN that doesn’t tie to a personal date that many know. It only takes one hacked PIN to ruin your entire identity. Don’t make your PIN something that’s easy to guess, and don’t choose from one of the top 20 most commonly used PINs. To read the full list by Mashable, visit http://mashable.com/2012/09/24/pin-number-top-20.