Here are the world's most popular passwords - they're also the world's worst

Cybersecurity researcher Billy Rios points to a computer line reading "Gods Password," a password he was able to uncover by analyzing the software in a Pyxis medical supply dispenser that he says he purchased on Ebay for a few hundred dollars, in Redwood City, California October 10, 2014. Picture taken October 10, 2014. To match Insight CYBERSECURITY-MEDICALDEVICES/  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY HEALTH)

From 'starwars' to 'whatever', our secret phrases are a gift to hackers. Image: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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