Hi guys,
I'm a bit of a n00b and I need to demonstrate brute force attacks on some products my company sells.

I would like to include a key that I know into a wordlist, so that I can demonstrate a successful hack in a reasonable amount of time.
I tried editing the default wordlist in backtrack 5 by putting it quite high up in the file, ( I put it in the A's) but it seemed to skip right over it.

Am I doing something wrong?

If I were to create my own wordlist of 20 or so keys, what format does it need to be?
Can it just be a simple file with strings and new lines?
e.g.

aaaaaaaa
aaaaaaab
aaaaaaac
aaaaaaad
etc etc.