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:
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