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29th Nov '17 11:33:58 PM DavidDelony
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* Telnet transmits all its information in plaintext, which means that anyone with a packet sniffer can see your MUD password. This is why Telnet has been deprecated for remote logins in favor of SSH.
9th Oct '17 1:42:01 PM PistolsAtDawn
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9th Oct '17 9:22:39 AM PistolsAtDawn
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* Sly2BandOfThieves: One mission requires you to trigger the alarms to lure a guard to deactivate them, at which point you can photograph the passcode, which is displayed in enormous digits just above the keypad.

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* Sly2BandOfThieves: ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'': One mission requires you to trigger the alarms to lure a guard to deactivate them, at which point you can photograph the passcode, which is displayed in enormous digits just above the keypad.
9th Oct '17 9:22:03 AM PistolsAtDawn
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* In the ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' comic, not only does the password show up on the screen, the computer helpfully informs the person breaking into the system that the password is incomplete. Hey, it was TheEighties, it was a simpler, more naive time; you don't know things didn't work that way then. There's also a theory that [[spoiler: [[BigBad Ozymandias]] [[TheChessmaster wanted them out of New York City]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist before he kills half of the city's population]] [[UtopiaJustifiestheMeans to prevent a nuclear war between the United States and Russia.]]]]

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* In the ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' comic, not only does the password show up on the screen, the computer helpfully informs the person breaking into the system that the password is incomplete. Hey, it was TheEighties, it was a simpler, more naive time; you don't know things didn't work that way then. There's also a theory that [[spoiler: [[BigBad Ozymandias]] [[TheChessmaster wanted them out of New York City]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist City before he kills half of the city's population]] [[UtopiaJustifiestheMeans population[[UtopiaJustifiestheMeans to prevent a nuclear war between the United States and Russia.]]]]
9th Oct '17 9:18:21 AM PistolsAtDawn
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9th Oct '17 9:01:11 AM PistolsAtDawn
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24th Sep '17 9:20:15 AM nombretomado
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* When running through the security check to power up one of the setting's HumongousMecha in ''[[BattleTechExpandedUniverse [=BattleTech=]]]'' novels, the passphrase is always spoken out loud. Less of a security risk than it may seem since the pilot is usually alone in the cockpit at the time and other ways to hack into and take over a 'Mech exist anyway, but definitely a case of ViewerFriendlyInterface.

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* When running through the security check to power up one of the setting's HumongousMecha in ''[[BattleTechExpandedUniverse ''[[Franchise/BattleTechExpandedUniverse [=BattleTech=]]]'' novels, the passphrase is always spoken out loud. Less of a security risk than it may seem since the pilot is usually alone in the cockpit at the time and other ways to hack into and take over a 'Mech exist anyway, but definitely a case of ViewerFriendlyInterface.
7th Jul '17 6:56:29 PM Nentuaby
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* All versions of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' have the "say the password aloud" version of this trope. Presumably they are checking for voice matches too, but a few episodes have shown that the computer can be fooled by a recording of the officer in question saying the password - or even just a ''really good impersonator''.

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* All versions of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' have the "say the password aloud" version of this trope. Presumably they They are checking for voice matches too, but a few episodes have shown that the computer can be fooled by a recording of the officer in question saying the password - or even just a ''really good impersonator''.
7th Jun '17 4:44:34 PM manepony101
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* Happened in ''Film/TheRunningMan''.
3rd Jun '17 9:17:57 AM nombretomado
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* TVTropes wiki [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/changepass.php password changer]], though an overhaul to the wiki software has since fixed that.

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* TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes wiki [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/changepass.php password changer]], though an overhaul to the wiki software has since fixed that.
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