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Crooks and scammers are able to get into roughly one fourth of PIN-protected accounts by trying only 20 combinations out of a possible 10,000. We live in a world where technology surrounds us. Swiping plastic cards and entering pins is an everyday routine for most of us.But it’s the latter, common task that leaves people more susceptible to thieves. According to a recent study carried out by DataGenetics, crooks and scammers are able to get into roughly a fourth of PIN-protected accounts by trying only 20 combinations out of a possible 10,000. What it means is that many people are choosing ridiculously easy and common numbers as pin passwords. That decision usually comes from picking numbers that won’t easily be forgotten but it’s definitely not a wise choice. Some banking systems will freeze an account if too many pin attempts come through as incorrect. However there are others that don’t use those types of theft preventative measures, which can give thieves endless opportunities to guess the correct number sequence. The top 10 used PINs as per DataGenetics are 1234, 1111, 0000, 1212, 7777, 1004, 2000, 4444, 2222, and 6969.Experts recommend choosing completely random, varying numbers rather than birthdays, special dates or recurring digits. So is your PIN among the top 10? No need to tell us which it is of course!