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:

  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
Published on: Jan 21, 2016