PC World’s Ian Paul reports on Splashdata’s survey of the 25 most common password fails:
Are any of these … yours? Almost every cyber security expert says that over 80% of all cyber breaches are the result of violating user credentials in short: “lost”, loaned, common or guessed passwords. They are an open-door to the badguys and girls that lurk in our Internet Wild West. While a simple look-through the list shows that adding a capitalized letter or special symbol would render them much more difficult to break, ANOTHER simple step would make all of them go-away – enforcing password discipline; that is:
That’s it! Well … maybe not. The only realistic way to manage password discipline is through software. So, if you manage IT or own a business with more than one user – get an app that will do it for you. Remember … there’s an app for that.
 The greatest counter-espionage success in history, the Venona Tapes where the USA broke the Soviet code system and revealed the Soviet Atomic Spy Network in 1945-46, occurred when the American OSS (precursor to the CIA & NSA) obtained a one-write coding sheet that a Russian spy in Finland reused– in effect reusing a password. You don’t want to be that famous!