7 Palestinian Password Patterns
Have you ever thought about wifi password patterns? Recently, I’ve been thinking about this as I’ve noted a certain consistency in Palestinian password preferences. Here are a few common passwords Palestinians like to use. Whether you are in a private home or a restaurant in Palestine, I highly suspect it is one of the following:
1. A name + current year. The name can be someone’s given name, and it can also be a restaurant’s name. Then, simply add the current year at the end. For example, George2016 or singercafe2016.
2. A name + 123. An even a more common password is to add a personal or institution's name followed by a simple number sequence like 123. For example, George123 or Labri123.
3. Name it twice. The option of typing a person or institution's name twice is common as well. For example, Ramirami or chilischilis.
4. A number sequence. Just insert the sequence of the numbers from 1 to 9 and add the 0 at the end. For example, 1234567890 or 112233.
5. “Man of the house” number. If you visit someone’s home, you will often find people use the father or husband’s mobile number as their wifi password.
6. Other male family member’s phone number. If not the husband, then it is usually the older brother or grandfather’s mobile number. You hardly find a woman’s mobile number for safety reasons although the wifi is shared in the household.
7. Political passwords. There are those who see wifi passwords as an opportunity to express their political aspirations. For example, Freepalestine.
These 7 wifi password hints should help you in your quest for free wifi when visiting in Palestine. I personally guarantee one of these password patterns is valid in 60% of Palestinian homes, restaurants and institutions.