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December 13, 2013
Quick, what's this scene from?
Baravelli: You can't come in unless you give the password.
Professor Wagstaff: Well, what is the password?
Baravelli: Aw, no. You gotta tell me. Hey, I tell what I do. I give you three guesses. It's the name of a fish.
Professor Wagstaff: Is it "Mary?"
Baravelli: 'At's-a no fish!
Professor Wagstaff: She isn't? Well, she drinks like one! ...Let me see... Is it "Sturgeon"?
Baravelli: Aw, you-a craze. A "sturgeon," he's a doctor cuts you open when-a you sick. Now I give you one more chance.
Wagstaff: I got it! "Haddock."
Yes, of course, it's Chico and Groucho in Horse Feathers, and you probably even remember the password.
Simpler password times.
Though they're always crucial in war.
What's the password?
Now, of course, they need to be so impossible to crack or else horrible things will happen to you like hackers hacking into your sensitive info.
So it behooves us to come up with passwords that are impossible to detect.
A recent study found that the average person has over 35 passwords and uses 8 of them per day.
Leading the list of the 25 worst passwords:
That's right, how do you forget a password if your password is password?
Others to avoid are:
Qwerty, those top row of letters on your keyboard, is also a popular no no.
And then there is wordplay, like letmein, trustno1 and ilove, which the hackers all know and love.
As well as...monkey.
Not advisable either to use your birthday, especially with an ATM card, so when you lose your wallet and they have your driver's license...bingo!
That's why experts say use a variety of letters, numbers and symbols and change them every six months just when you're starting to remember them.
I'm just fortunate all of you remember your password into here.
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