This informative PC Magazine article shares a list of actual findings posted by hackers based on compromises during the past year

Passwords – 25 of the weakest passwords for 2011,2817,2383890,00.asp

QUOTE: Bad passwords still abound. SplashData, a password management app maker, compiled a list of the 25 worst passwords of 2011, based on millions of stolen passwords that were dumped online. Typically after hackers compromise a server, like Sony’s or’s, they post all these personal details online. For tips on how to how to do passwords right, read PCMag’s Password Protection: How to Create Strong Passwords. See Passwords: You’re Doing it Wrong to avoid some common errors.