Popular Passwords Used in Britain

A survey conducted in Great Britain found that one in six people use the name of their pets as passwords for their online accounts.

The most popular passwords used by British citizens were the name of their pets, their mother’s maiden name, their birth dates and their own name.

The survey conducted by Get Safe Online found that 58 percent of people in Britain do not activate the security settings on their phone and do not use passwords or pin numbers to lock their smartphone.

The average loss per victim to cyber crime was $381 (£236).

Source:  Tara Brady, “One in six people use pet name as password: Millions of British people are vulnerable to online fraudsters by using obvious codenames,” Daily Mail, October 21, 2013.