2 thoughts on “More Great Moments in Password Security”

  1. The other day, I went to log into my university account (which I haven’t used since April).

    After trying every password that I use a dozen times, I gave up and hit the ‘reset password’ link.
    After following the prompts, I was asked to select a new password.
    I chose my favorite: denied.
    I tweaked it to include the characters and capitals it required, and tried again: ‘sorry, this password has been used before’
    hrm. i see.
    I canceled the reset and tried the password I’d just come up with. It worked.

  2. Heh. At least it wasn’t “What’s your credit card number and its little 3-digit security code?”

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