Contrary to its popularity, "password" is not a good password.
Forget about the usual New Year's resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more, and all those other promises that fizzle out by February. A vow we can all keep is to practice better PC security habits, and it starts with picking out passwords that aren't incredibly easy to guess. Need some help? Just have a look at a list of the worst passwords of 2012, as compiled by SplashData
The list was actually compiled at the end of October, but with 2012 coming to a close, it's a good time to take another peek. We realize we're preaching to the choir here (Maximum PC readers are cut from a more tech savvy cloth), but hey, we all know someone (and perhaps several people) who need this sort of thing, so spread the love.