The most commonly used password is a shocker
If "123456" is your password, you might want to think about changing it.
A survey carried out by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) analysed passwords belonging to accounts worldwide that had been breached.
The top 10 most common passwords were:
The NCSC suggests people use three "random but memorable" terms in a password, to reduce the risk of having an account breached.
"Password re-use is a major risk that can be avoided -- nobody should protect sensitive data with something that can be guessed, like their first name, local football team or favourite band," Ian Levy, NCSC Technical Director, said.
"Using hard-to-guess passwords is a strong first step and we recommend combining three random but memorable words. Be creative and use words memorable to you, so people can't guess your password," he added.