Top 10 most common passwords

Tuesday, 30 May 2006, 7:41 AM EST

Life these days has become largely dependent on passwords - whether we're checking our emails, tranferring funds or shopping online, passwords have their part to play. We're constantly bombarded with horror stories of security breaches, fraud, and phising sites. Users are consistently told that a strong password is essential these days to protect private data. Why is it, then, that users on websites opt for the same, consistent, insecure passwords time after time?

Taking an aggregate sample of passwords (primarily form the UK), we take a look at the most commonly occurring. If you spot your own password listed - it might just be time for a change!

At Modern Life is Rubbish.

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