There is nothing hot or fluffy about using your pet's name as a password. 15% of UK citizens use their pet's name as a password to protect their online accounts.
The same goes for important dates, favorite sports teams, family members' names and even the word "password" – all are displayed as regular password settings. , according to the NCSC survey which found that most passwords were made of easily guessable, predictable words.
With the number one pet name, crime, cybercriminals using trial and error techniques can be easily accessed, the NCSC warned. "We can be a nation of animal lovers, but using your pet's name as a password can make you an easy target for serious cybercriminals," NCSC policy and communications chief Nicola Hudson told reporters.