Sunbelt report - Users need to select stronger web passwords
Please ensure web account use strong passwords, and especially for banking and e-commerce sites
Web users still don’t select good passwords
QUOTE: Key findings:
» About 30% of users chose passwords whose length is equal or below six characters
» Moreover, almost 60% of users chose their passwords from a limited set of alpha-numeric characters
» Nearly 50% of users used names, slang words, dictionary words or trivial passwords (consecutive digits, adjacent keyboard keys, and so on). The most common password among Rockyou.com account owners is “123456”.
Microsoft offers an FREE online facility to check the strength of passwords
Microsoft Online Safety -- Check your password — is it strong?