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So what's YOUR password?

Some clever bastards think that setting passwords as mindbogglingly ingenious as "first password", "my password" or the likes, will throw us foolish meddling mortals off track. Easy to remember, they say. Well, it's easier for us to figure out morons!

If it isn't their Einstein-level passwords, it's their G-14 Classified (thank you Hetch) secret questions that REALLY throw us off guard. For example, 'What is my pet name?' or 'Which car do I drive?' or 'My favourite pizza' (YES! Someone actually had that as his question!). Oohhh! That's something even those fancy-shmancy MI5 agents or Scotland Yard's bobbies would take eons to figure out. I just wonder... if daddy's successful little sperm was so slow, how much slower were the rest of them?!

I remember how Varun and I used to crack Sify internet accounts back in school (the bad ol' days of dial-up). It was as simple as getting on to Sify login page, keying in random usernames till you find one with an unlimited account, clicking on the secret question link, get cracking and VOILA! Using some poor deserving bugger's internet for free! Yes, you heard right. Deserving. Because if he was stupid enough to set a secret question like that, his account deserved to be cracked!

Well anyway, seeing the kind of geniuses I'm surrounded by, I'm doing my bit for the community. Here's a valuable tip from the networkclue website to help you create foolproof passwords.

"...Every password should be at least 7 characters long and include at least one capital letter, one number, one lowercase letter and a symbol (&, *, @, etc). A good example of a password is: 3Bm$htr

Right now you are probably asking yourself, How am I going to remember that?!

Its easy, the password above is an acronym taken from:
3 Blind mice, $ee how they run.

Making a good password is that easy..."

To read the whole article, click here.


alole said...
May 16, 2008 at 6:06 PM  

now i feel like my password is handicapped. it's one of 'em mentioned as a bad example :(. fyi, my account does not have any interesting accounts but i'll be more careful next time! an interesting insight btw.

Hari said...
May 16, 2008 at 6:43 PM  

As cocky as only a complete nerd can be.

alok yepuri said...
May 16, 2008 at 6:44 PM  

Shhh... not complete nerd... closet nerd!

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