If You Are Using Any Of These ‘Malaysian’ Passwords, Stop It!

NordPass’ list of top 200 commonly used passwords in 2021 includes the word “sayang”.
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Now that almost every service, including the free ones that we are only going to use once, requires a login, we are neck-deep in passwords.

When each one requires a minimum number of characters and at least one capital letter, a number, and a symbol, we often fall back to a familiar string of characters — which is a bad habit.

Recently the folks at NordPass — yes the same people that make Nord VPN and have sponsored countless YouTubers — have released a list of the top 200 most common passwords.

The best part is that they also have a specific list for Malaysia!

Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting passwords that Malaysians often use.

At number 9 with 30,551 instances, it’s ‘sayang’. Just as bad with no capital letters, special characters and numbers at number 18 with 10,697 instances it’s ‘iloveyou’.

According to NordPass it takes three hours to crack Malaysia’s 21st most common password. With 9,276, it’s ‘malaysia’.

naruto’ makes an appearance at number 30 with 5,247 instances and ‘liverpool’ at number 38 is the first football club on the list. It beats out ‘superman’ at number 40, ‘pokemon’ at number 44, and ‘kambing’ at number 45.

In case you are wondering, ‘sasuke’ is not far behind at number 90, ‘arsenal’ is at 68, and ‘batman’ is at number 146.

Proper names seem to be a popular password among Malaysians too.

muhammad’ is at number 52, followed by ‘daniel’ at 57, ‘aiman123’ at 78, ‘firdaus’ at 87, and a whole lot more. Right down to ‘farhan’ at number 200.

Curious what else is on the list? You can browse the whole list here. Be warned, there are some profanities in there.

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