The most common password in 2015? 123456
Splashdata's annual "Worst Passwords List" (pictured below) offers few surprises. One of the new passwords on the list is of course, "starwars". It goes without saying that passwords in the top 25 are both are obvious and easily hacked.
The good news? The message that longer passwords are more secure is slowly getting through. However obvious long passwords are just as insecure as obvious short passwords. Any security benefit from length is lost.
The best password you can create is generally a bizarre but creative phrase, at least 16 characters long and including numbers and symbols. Eg. "mym0ther15ash!nyredb4ll" or "agR33nc@tiz4sadca+". Other security methods, like two-factor authentication, can significantly boost security as well.