Tuesday, September 05, 2006

What Is Your Password?

Strange, but the easiest way to find out a password is to ask for it. That's how phishing sites steal your passwords, they put up a fake login and ask for credentials that are not theirs and users do fall for this trap.
Do your own experiment... ask your colleagues what passwords do they have... Invent a reason for asking, like "I come up with a good password, it is called 'super secured password'... ha ha ha... what password do you have? I bet that mine is better!"... and count the results...
I originally wanted to post a scenario that will guarantee you to find 99% of your colleagues passwords just by asking for them, but I won't... so don't ask.

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