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    Passwords

    My blond co-worker, while out of town on a business trip, called me to ask that I retrieve an important document from their work station computer. So that I could access their computer, my co-worker shared the password:

    MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoofy

    Me: Why such a long password?

    Co-worker: Because our IT guy said that company policy requires our passwords to be at least 8 characters long.
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    Re: Passwords

    I was going to change my password to be one of my favorite places in France but it's Toulon.

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    Re: Passwords

    I changed my password to BeefStew but the computer told me it wasn’t Stroganoff.

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    Re: Passwords

    CORPORATE DIRECTIVE NUMBER 88-570471

    In order to increase the security of all company computing facilities,
    and to avoid the possibility of unauthorized use of these facilities,
    new rules are being put into effect concerning the selection of
    passwords. All users of computing facilities are instructed to change
    their passwords to conform to these rules immediately.

    RULES FOR THE SELECTION OF PASSWORDS:

    1. A password must be at least six characters long, and must not
    contain two occurrences of a character in a row, or a sequence of two or
    more characters from the alphabet in forward or reverse order. Example:
    HGQQXP is an invalid password. GFEDCB is an invalid password.

    2. A password may not contain two or more letters in the same position
    as any previous password. Example: If a previous password was GKPWTZ,
    then NRPWHS would be invalid because PW occurs in the same position in
    both passwords.

    3. A password may not contain the name of a month or an abbreviation
    for a month. Example: MARCHBC is an invalid password. VWMARBC is an
    invalid password.

    4. A password may not contain the numeric representation of a month.
    Therefore, a password containing any number except zero is invalid.
    Example: WKBH3LG is invalid because it contains the numeric
    representation for the month of March.

    5. A password may not contain any words from any language. Thus, a
    password may not contain the letters A, or I, or sequences such as AT,
    ME, or TO because these are all words.

    6. A password may not contain sequences of two or more characters which
    are adjacent to each other on a keyboard in a horizontal, vertical, or
    diagonal direction. Example: QWERTY is an invalid password. GHNLWT is
    an invalid password because G and H are horizontally adjacent to each
    other. HUKWVM is an invalid password because H and U are diagonally
    adjacent to each other.

    7. A password may not contain the name of a person, place, or thing.
    Example: JOHNBOY is an invalid password.

    Because of the complexity of the password selection rules, there is
    actually only one password which passes all the tests. To make the
    selection of this password simpler for the user, it will be distributed
    to all supervisors. All users are instructed to obtain this password
    from his or her supervisor and begin using it immediately.

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    Re: Passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by TOC View Post
    I changed my password to BeefStew but the computer told me it wasn’t Stroganoff.

    “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” - Oscar Wilde

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    Re: Passwords

    A large company was doing a security audit of current passwords and found one that was unusually long. When they asked the employee why the password was "Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Huey, Dewey, Louie, Donald, Sacramento." she explained, "Oh, I was told it had to be seven characters and a capital."

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    Re: Passwords

    The grandmother told her granddaughter that she always uses the password “Incorrect”.

    The granddaughter asked “Why”. The grandmother said, “If I ever forget my password, the computer will tell me what it is.”
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