Looking at data from a third-party study of leaked passwords by Github user Ata Hakçıl, they said passwords that are easy to type are the most universal.
However, they also noted, “It becomes more interesting when cultural differences influence the use of bad passwords.”
It turns out that “sayang” is a common password among Malaysians (as well as Indonesians), in the same way that “iloveyou” is one of the most common passwords in the United States and “passwort” — the German word for password — is in Germany.
“Sayang is a term used to express affection (such as love, sweetheart), or a missed opportunity,” they explained on Facebook.
Meanwhile, in Italy, one of the most common passwords is “juventus”, a popular Italian football team, and in France, “azerty” is common due to how French keyboards are arranged (as opposed to “qwerty”).