For most individuals, a password is something of a nuisance – we’re cautioned to avoid writing them down or storing them electronically, which necessitates something that is easy to remember. And it’s not at all unusual to use the same password for multiple personal accounts including those accessed at work.
If we’ve just described your habits, don’t feel too bad – it’s only human nature, as evidenced by the increasingly common lists of passwords that come out from time to time. But it’s still a highly risky practice. When it comes to password cracking, hacker capabilities have grown by leaps and bounds.