The use of the password "password" declined slightly in 2013, but users continue to set up accounts using the word. Security vendor Kaspersky Lab said "password," "keepout," "letmein," "stayaway" may be cute, but they will likely be cracked by cybercriminals in less than 30 seconds. "Remember, when it comes to creating passwords, simplicity is bad, and complexity is your friend," the firm said.
Adding a simple number or symbol into a simple word like "password" will not increase its effectiveness, Kaspersky Lab said. It's too predictable.