London: The average Briton remembers 10 individual online passwords a day, a survey has revealed.
One in three people are forced to resort to writing them down while another one in three forgets them completely, according to the survey.
Most often the passwords people use are something like the name of a pet (12 percent of people), date of birth (10 percent) or their mother's maiden name (9 percent).
Of all the information people require to remember, the majority struggle with internet banking details (18 percent) and think these are the hardest to remember.
The passwords requested by shopping websites (16 percent) and those needed to get into work computers (7 percent) were also singled out for being hard to remember.
Martin Ott, Co-CEO of Skrill, the firm which commissioned the survey, was quoted by the British newspaper as saying, "Passwords, pins and codes go a long way to help protect people.
"Consumers may find it annoying to be constantly asked to prove who they are, but unfortunately there will always be scammers out there attempting to trick people into handing over their hard-earned cash."