Study confirms: 30% of computer users are lazy morons

A statistical analysis of 28,000 passwords recently stolen from a popular US website and posted on the Internet reveals that people often do the easy thing.

It found that 16 percent took a first name as a password, often their own or one of their children, according to the study published by Information Week.

Another 14 percent relied on the easiest keyboard combinations to remember such as “1234” or “12345678.” For those using English keyboards, “QWERTY”, was popular. Likewise, “AZERTY” scored with people with European keyboards.