While 2016 may be the Year of the Monkey, according to the Chinese zodiac, "monkey" has already made headlines this year--as one of the most popular (and most-hacked) passwords.
Security appliance company SplashData recently released its annual "Worst Passwords" list. SplashData collected more than 2 million passwords that were leaked in 2015, and looked to see which passwords popped up the most frequently.
Pop culture may play a role in what kinds of passwords people create. Cracking the top 25 for the first time this year: "princess," "solo," and "starwars," which SplashData believes saw a rise in popularity due to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
While the best passwords contain a complicated series of numbers and letters, most people still opt for simplicity. One of the most popular (and easily hackable) passwords, according to SplashData: qwerty (the first five letters that appear in the top row of keys on a standard keyboard). Old favorites "123456" and "password" also made SplashData's list once again--and have appeared in the top 10 since the list's inception in 2011.
Here is the complete list of the 25 worst passwords you can use: