Password, 123456 and qwerty. It's 2016 and these three passwords were still the most commonly used last year, according to reports from data breaches In America and Western Europe.

The key to a good password is randomness. However, we are creatures of habit and often end up creating passwords centred around pets, holidays or family members. We add birthdays or significant dates to really feel secure about our passwords. However, these are just simple patterns and will put you in just as much risk of having your identity stolen by hackers.

The article below gives you 7 expert tips on how to lock down your online security.