Created by security expert Troy Hunt back in 2013, Have I Been Pwned? is a website that lets you check if your personal data has been compromised by data breaches by collecting and analyzes hundreds of database dumps. It allows users to search for their own information by entering their username or email address, with the option to sign up to be notified if they’re detected in future dumps. One thing you may not know is that a password like “ji32k7au4a83” is more commonly used than you think, according to Robert Ou, and it’s a simple reason actually, as it’s comprised of characters from the Zhuyin Fuhao system for transliterating Mandarin. Read more to see a picture of the Chinese keyboard, and how the characters come about.
As you can see, the password “ji32k7au4a83″ translates to English as “my password” when the tones are typed out. “What’s the lesson here? Well, you might conclude that people in Taiwan appear to have some bad password habits, just like the rest of us—but who knows what’s really going on here,” reports Gizmodo.