When it comes to passwords users will always choose ones related to subject matters that interest them such as family names, football teams, favourite bands, pets etc. There is nothing wrong with this methodology for long as you strengthen them by using numbers, upper case characters and non-numerical characters. Although I wouldn’t recommend using any of these passwords in the top 10 I have given examples of how you could strengthen them.
10. ‘thomas’ (0.99‰)
You could of used tH0m@5 or thomas_US@
9. ‘arsenal’ (1.11‰)
8. ‘monkey’ (1.33‰)
7. ‘charlie’ (1.39‰)
6. ‘qwerty’ (1.41‰)
5. ‘123456′ (1.63‰)
Just don’t bother
4. ‘letmein’ (1.76‰)
3. ‘liverpool’ (1.82‰)
Being a Liverpool fan I was quite pleased to see this ranked as number three. Why not use a players name with some of the letters exchanged for numbers or none numerical characters, speciality foreign players.
2. ‘password’ (3.780‰)
Don’t use password or any other combination!
1. ‘123′ (3.784‰)
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