Although it's 2015, you'd be surprised how often people use "password" as a password.

There are some basic ground rules when it comes to computer safety and security, and chief on that list includes picking a password that's hard for anyone, including robots, to crack. It might seem like common sense for those of you who have passwords like "1!RtkU$5cooldude#1", but believe it or not, many people are still living in denial.

SplashData looked at over 3.3 million leaked passwords over the last 12 months, primarly from North America and Western Europe, and has released its annual list of common passwords used across the internet. The most popular password from last year - "123456" - has again grabbed the number one spot for 2014.

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Many of the top 25 passwords are actually derivatives of "123456" or numerical in theme. There's also a lot of references to sports and superheroes, but none of them, and we mean none of them, are even remotely close to being good.

Let's be real here: if you want a safe password, it shouldn't be on this list.

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345
  4. 12345678
  5. qwerty
  6. 1234567890
  7. 1234
  8. baseball
  9. dragon
  10. football
  11. 1234567
  12. monkey
  13. letmein
  14. abc123
  15. 111111
  16. mustang
  17. access
  18. shadow
  19. master
  20. michael
  21. superman
  22. 696969
  23. 123123
  24. batman
  25. trustno1

SplashData has recommended tips for those of you quickly changing passwords now that you've reviewed the list. The company said you should avoid keyboard patterns from the top row of letters (i.e., "qwertyuiop"), as well as favourite sports, birthdays, birth years, and common names.