Man: I know they say not to use your pet's name as a password but I've never had a problem...
Girl: Here, XUL5VR#MS8%!
Doh! Now I have to come up with a new password!
Which leads to my pet peeve for movies when the password for a secure site is always an easily discoverable word (with no special characters). Unfortunately, even the BBC Sherlock Holmes did this. But working for the government, you have to come up with long passwords using special characters, punctuation, capitals and numbers. (I don’t think this is a state secret.)
In this case, he found it easier to just name the pet after his password.
ha ha! I use the same password for everything except the bank (I have a bad memory and even lost my list once when had multiple passwords!)
The dog’s name again? – how do you pronounce that?
Perkycat… It’s Exyooell-fiveviare-poundemessatepercent.It’s easier than it looks cos the exclamation point isn’t part of it.Hope that helps.
Weak! No lower case characters.
XKCD has a couple good takes on password strength and password security.(If you’re not familiar with XKCD, hover your cursor over the strip for a second punchline.)
September 06, 2014