Creating a password that is secure but memorable is a tricky business; so much so that, no matter how often we hear it, many simply dispense with the bothersome "secure" bit.
Don't do this, kids. We counsel security for a reason: because a weak-sauce password is the fastest way to get yourself good and haxx0red.
SplashData compiled the list from files containing millions of nicked passwords posted online by these haxx0rs. All we can do is shake our heads. Tsk, tsk. We are chagrined that "password" still tops the list.
As we all well should know by now, a combination of upper and lower case letters, symbols and numbers — as well as a different password for every account you own — is the best method of creating a secure password, but if you have committed one of these password faux pas or are unsure how to go about creating a secure one, never fear! CNET is here! Check out the rest of this article at: http://www.cnet.com.au/the-25-worst-passwords-of-2011-339326551.htm