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These are the 20 most commonly used passwords in the Philippines

Do you use a simple and easy-to-remember password for your online accounts? If so, you might want to change it as soon as possible. A report by NordPass, a password manager service, revealed the 20 most commonly used passwords in the Philippines.

The top 20 passwords used in the Philippines are:

  1. admin
  2. 123456
  3. 12345678
  4. 123456789
  5. password
  6. 12345
  7. Password
  8. 1234567890
  9. 12345678910
  10. user
  11. smartbro
  12. learning
  13. admin123
  14. P@ssw0rd
  15. greatnews
  16. qwerty123
  17. iloveyou
  18. coffee1234
  19. wisdom
  20. 1234567

As you can see, most of these passwords appear to be the default passwords, which could mean many users don’t bother changing them in the first place.

Moreover, these passwords are very weak and easy to guess. The top-used password, admin, takes less than a second to crack, according to NordPass. The other passwords are not much better, as they are either too short, too common, or too simple.

Using weak passwords exposes you to hackers and bad actors, who can steal your personal information, money, or identity. To protect yourself, it is highly recommended that you use strong passwords that are long, random, and unique for each account.

You can also use a password manager to generate and store your passwords securely. Additionally, you should enable other security methods, such as two-factor authentication (2FA) and passkeys, whenever possible.

You can also try this simple trick to improve your password security.

Remember, your password is the first line of defense for your online security. Don’t let hackers break it easily. Choose a strong password and change it regularly. Stay safe and secure online.

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Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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