Friday, March 26, 2010

8 characters long and include at least one capital

A cute password anecdote passed on by Jeff Bardin:

During a company’s recent password audit, it was found that one employee was using the following password:

"MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoofySacramento"

When asked why they had such a long password, the person said they were told that it had to be at least 8 characters long and include at least one capital!

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2 comments:

boy labyog said...

The password can never be crack.




Laby[dress pants]

Chumgrinder said...

The story is, of course, purely fictional. Any company that cares about password security would not store passwords in a way that would allow for them to be extracted and reviewed by anybody, including themselves.