Let's start with password length. Here are the most common lengths of password, with the most common lengths presented first:
- 8 characters
- 7 characters
- 9 characters
- 6 characters
- 10 characters
If you choose only passwords that are between 6 and 10 characters, you will have tried the lengths of 93% of all passwords out there. Nine out of ten sounds like good odds to me. For a super fast shortcut to guessing passwords manually, I would try out the most common passwords that are out there. Here are some really common ones:
Finally I leave you with some advice. Don't choose any of these common passwords as your own. Try not to choose a password length that is common. And above all, do not choose a password that can be found in a dictionary.