“Passwords are a pain”, admits Barry Noakes, head of security at Final Solutions, the well-known business-to-business IT company, “but they’re all that’s standing in the way of a hacker getting access to your precious data. So don’t just use ‘12345678’ or ‘ABCDEFGH’, or ‘password’ or your own name. That’s like handing a thief your front door key and saying you’ll be out for a couple of hours. Make it hard for hackers by using numbers, upper and lower case letters and punctuation marks to create an uncrackable password. Then, so you won’t forget it, write it on a Post-It note and stick it on your computer screen”...
“Passwords too easy for thieves to crack”, says IT boffin...
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Hat tip to Midfield Diamond? Well a complete doff and a low grovelling bow would probably be more appropriate.
Or a Guardian article about how simple passwords are easy to crack, but the 'difficult' ones are impossible to remember... and the problems this creates...
Great joke Tripe, and nicely written. Not disputing that. It's just that MD beat you to it by just over an hour.
No need for hat-tips, doffing or grovelling, it's just a coincidence, no offence meant I'm sure, or taken.
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