Results show a distinct trend towards the bookish, with several common genres and book-related words cropping up. A security expert believed this was because the passwords were leaked from a website for aspiring authors.
"The next most common password, however, is 'romance', at 88 occurrences (tying with the rather more prosaic '102030'). After that, with 67 occurrences, is 'mystery'.
The theme continues: skipping over some more variations on the numeric theme, other popular passwords include 'shadow' (62), 'bookworm' (54), 'reader' (52), 'reading' (47), 'booklover' (33) and 'library' (26). It all points in a clear direction; and if you’re still doubtful, perhaps the smoking gun is the fact that 30 people have chosen 'writerspace' as their password."
The most commonly used password of all, though, was the predictable '123456' and the password 'password' came in at third most common.
Google has the following tips for making sure you pick a good password: