SplashData have published their 2012 password survey results.  

They analysed of millions of stolen login credentials posted by hackers discovered that for the third year in a row, “password” was the most commonly used password, with “123456” and “12345678” sin second and third place.
 
The top 25 most common passwords for 2012 are:-

Rank Password Change in rank since last year
1 password Unchanged
2 123456 Unchanged
3 12345678 Unchanged
4 abc123 Up 1
5 qwerty Down 1
6 monkey Unchanged
7 letmein Up 1
8 dragon Up 2
9 111111 Up 3
10 baseball Up 1
11 iloveyou Up 2
12 trustno1 Down 3
13 1234567 Down 6
14 sunshine Up 1
15 master Down 1
16 123123 Up 4
17 welcome New
18 shadow Up 1
19 ashley Down 3
20 football Up 5
21 jesus New
22 michael Up 2
23 ninja New
24 mustang New
25 password1 New

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