PIN Security – How to Protect Yourself From Easy Hacking

Is your PIN (Personal Identification Number) as good as it can be? There is a slight problem with “personal” in Personal Identification Number, the rarely mention fact that you and probably thousands of others share the same number. Coincidence? Not so, with 4 numbers to choose from there are only 10,000 possibilities. Considering the millions of plastic card holders many of them inevitably will have the same number, but rest easy, they don’t know!

The reason why that system, however flawed it may be, works is that you also need the card to go with it. However, if you encounter a numerical 4-digit PIN online, be ware!

There is a great article on datagenetics.com pondering just this question. So what it the best PIN? Head over to datagenetics.com to find out!

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