Thursday, 11 February 2010

Don't use these, OK?

From Tom's Hardware:



Others to avoid - THX1138, NCC1701, R2D2C3PO, sesame, obafgkmrns, mtwtfss...

9 comments:

Ana said...

Heh, obafgkmrns? That brings up memories from waaay back; much more fun to see it here than any of the top 20. Not that it is any better as a password, of course...

Imogen said...

Yea, we'd always run new passwords by John the Ripper first...

Carolyn Ann said...

Don't tape the password to your monitor, either. Or inside any desk drawer. Or under anything on your desk.

As a PC tech, it usually took me about 30 seconds to find passwords taped somewhere. And yes, I've seen them taped to the top of laptop monitors. In Starbucks. (An airport Starbucks, actually.)

Anonymous said...

obafgjmrns ? mtwtfss ?

surprised thx1138 is there. I didnt expect many people to know about his first movie.

but the last two are greek to me.

din

Zoe Brain said...

Oh Be A Fine Girl Kiss Me Right Now Sweetie

See Stellar Classifications.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday...

Hazumu Osaragi said...

BBROYGBVGW - first the mnemonic, and then what it references, please (^v^)

Lucrece said...

sesame cracks me up! That's so clever!

Zosimus the Heathen said...

When it comes to passwords, I tend to use the movie codes of obscure videos I've watched on YouTube. Not only are passwords derived in this fashion suitably hard to guess (at least, I imagine they would be), but they're also easy to "hide" in an apparently innocuous list of URLs of "cool videos I've seen" or whatever.

Imogen said...

BBROYGBVGW - guh, someone else gets to explain that one. I shall resist, so to speak. I can't believe people don't know NCC1701. They must turn in their Nerd Cards forthwith!