As tempting as it may be to just throw down the first thing that pops into your mind, you should trust yourself to remember a password slightly more complex than the actual word "password." And yet that's the second most commonly used, terrible choice on SplashData's fifth annual "Worst Passwords List," compiled from over two million leaked passwords throughout 2015. If you love Star Wars, perhaps consider using "ChewBacca$420" instead of the hacker-candy that is "starwars." If you love football, well, just try really hard to think of another word. One more word! And maybe even a number. You can do it. If you spot your password on this list, change it and go watch the Steve Jobs movie until you understand computers better. 

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Here is the full list of the worst, stupidest, and least safe passwords people used and had stolen this year, according to SplashData. And head over here to see how much its changed from last year's list (not much).

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  [Note: This is a great password. It's a simple demand to your computer to throw open the gates. Unfortunately, it is extremely hackable. Carry on.]

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