Forget your unwieldy passwords? Worry about being hacked? All this nuisance would become history, since researchers have found that simply by upper-casing your password you can minimize a hacker's chance of breaking into your account.
A six-letter password in lower-case text takes a hacker's computer just ten minutes to crack, according to statistics collated by Bloomberg Businessweek. But make those letters upper-case and it takes ten hours. Add numbers and/or symbols to your password and the hacker's computer has to work for 18 days.
If you choose a nine letter password that includes numbers and/or symbols would take a hacker's computer a staggering 44,530 years to break.
However, 50 percent of people choose a common word or simple key combination for their password. The most used passwords are 123456, password, 12345678, qwerty and abc123.