Err… a big Italian bank, Fineco, gives these instructions for creating a password. It’s in Italian, but Francesco here did some translation:
“to verify the security of a password, it is sufficient to put it in any search engine (such as Google): if it returns less than 10 results, it means it is a good password”
And then they have examples of how many search results should determine a good password!
pippo = 767,000 -> very bad password
05Fineco = 30 -> good password
F1n3co = nessuno -> excellent
See for yourself. A machine translation to English of the site is here.
This is just beyond nutty.