It is not just the technology world that writes continuously about the need for a safe password for your online accounts and hard to guess combination for your mobile phone.
However, despite press and experts barraging the public from all angles with warnings of what could happen if you make it too easy for criminals to work out your protections, many people just won't listen.
This was proved again today when a report from Data Genetics showed one in nine people use the PIN '1234' for their bank cards. This is despite the fact there are over 10,000 combinations someone with a bank card could use.
If this statistic is true, that means around five million people in the UK are using the pathetic combination to protect their cash. FIVE MILLION!
Sometimes you just deserve to have your money stolen.