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These Are the 25 Worst Passwords of 2015

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The Force will not be with people who use "starwars"

It’s probably time to change your password. SplashData, which makes password management applications, has released its annual list of the 25 worst passwords. The collection is based on more than 2 million leaked passwords in 2015 mostly used by people in North America and Western Europe.

Two usual suspects top the list: “123456” and “password,” respectively, as they have every year since the company started compiling this round-up five years ago.

Three Star Wars-themed passwords—“starwars,” “solo” and “princess”—are new to the annual list, perhaps a sign of how much The Force Awakens, the latest film in the franchise, has been on fans’ minds this year.

“As we see on the list, using common sports and pop culture terms is also a bad idea,” Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData, said in a statement.

Do yourself a favor and make sure your password isn’t listed below:

1. 123456
2. password
3. 12345678
4. qwerty
5. 12345
6. 123456789
7. football
8. 1234
9. 1234567
10. baseball
11. welcome
12. 1234567890
13. abc123
14. 111111
15. 1qaz2wsx
16. dragon
17. master
18. monkey
19. letmein
20. login
21. princess
22. qwertyuiop
23. solo
24. passw0rd
25. starwars



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