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29th Apr '16 6:00:36 PM Thunderchin
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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.

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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.password - or even just a ''really good impersonator''.
22nd Apr '16 4:29:24 PM SpocktorWho
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* In ''[[Series/{{Sherlock}} A Scandal in Belgravia]]'', after Sherlock correctly infers that the blanks in the password to [[TheVamp Irene]]'s smartphone, which displays "I AM ***LOCKED," should be filled in with the letters S,H,E and R, they appear rather dramatically on the phone's screen.

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* In ''[[Series/{{Sherlock}} A Scandal in Belgravia]]'', after Sherlock correctly infers that the blanks in the password to [[TheVamp Irene]]'s smartphone, which displays "I AM ***LOCKED," should be filled in with the [[spoiler:the letters S,H,E and R, R]], they appear rather dramatically on the phone's screen.
19th Apr '16 2:04:31 AM Medinoc
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They will also usually be all-caps and include no punctuation, whereas in real life you're encouraged to mix cases and use symbols to foil dictionary attacks.


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* In ''Tidal Wave: No Escape'', this is how the user is shown ahead of time that the big bad's ultimate (and all-caps) computer password is [[spoiler:the hero's name]].
28th Nov '15 8:22:04 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'' the speaking passwords out loud variation is used, with the passwords to the various security systems of Machiavelli's all being [[GeniusBonus the Italian titles of his works]]. Fortunately, they do have voice recognition, so it's not as if his enemies could just hire a Renaissance scholar to crack them. And nobody knows (or would believe) he's the original Machiavelli anyway.

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* In ''TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'' ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'' the speaking passwords out loud variation is used, with the passwords to the various security systems of Machiavelli's all being [[GeniusBonus the Italian titles of his works]]. Fortunately, they do have voice recognition, so it's not as if his enemies could just hire a Renaissance scholar to crack them. And nobody knows (or would believe) he's the original Machiavelli anyway.
28th Nov '15 2:08:59 PM nombretomado
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* In the game ''SecondSight'', the player can access computer terminals. If the terminal needs a password and the player doesn't know it then John Vattic (the Main Character) keeps entering generic passwords, which the player can see on the screen.

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* In the game ''SecondSight'', ''VideoGame/SecondSight'', the player can access computer terminals. If the terminal needs a password and the player doesn't know it then John Vattic (the Main Character) keeps entering generic passwords, which the player can see on the screen.
24th Nov '15 2:03:24 AM jormis29
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* In ''{{Splinter Cell}}: Chaos Theory'' there is not so much a highly visible password as a highly audible one. A guard will be having an argument with someone over the phone within earshot of the player. When the player starts listening in, the topic has changed to the dangers of speaking a door code out loud. The frustrated guard will then shout out the door code repeatedly to prove that nobody is listening in.

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* In ''{{Splinter Cell}}: Chaos Theory'' ''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory'' there is not so much a highly visible password as a highly audible one. A guard will be having an argument with someone over the phone within earshot of the player. When the player starts listening in, the topic has changed to the dangers of speaking a door code out loud. The frustrated guard will then shout out the door code repeatedly to prove that nobody is listening in.
21st Nov '15 12:25:00 PM Guest101
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* TVTropes wiki [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/changepass.php password changer]].
16th Aug '15 5:43:13 PM shooterboss
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* Many web sites and programs will temporarily disable password masking if you submit an incorrect password, presumably on the assumption that you still ''know'' you password and just mistyped it.

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* Many web sites and programs will temporarily disable password masking if you submit an incorrect password, presumably on the assumption that you still ''know'' you your password and just mistyped it.
31st Jul '15 9:34:57 AM Kirayoshi
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* ''Series/LoisAndClark'', on two separate occasions:
** In "The Ides of Metropolis", a cyber-terrorist threatens to cripple Metropolis with a computer virus on March 15 ("the ides of March"). Following the villain's obsession with ''Theater/JuliusCaesar'', the password turns out to be '[=EtTuBrute=]'.
** In "The Rival", a rival newspaper editor was staging disasters so he could break in with exclusives on them before the Daily Planet could. Thanks to his 0obsession with ''Film/CitizenKane'', Lois and Clark figured out that his password was 'Rosebud'.
29th Jul '15 8:42:09 AM Kirayoshi
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* ''Series/LoisAndClark'', on two separate occasions:
** In "The Ides of Metropolis", a cyber-terrorist threatens to cripple Metropolis with a computer virus on March 15 ("the ides of March"). Following the villain's obsession with ''Theater/JuliusCaesar'', the password turns out to be '[=EtTuBrute=]'.
** In "The Rival", a rival newspaper editor was staging disasters so he could break in with exclusives on them before the Daily Planet could. Thanks to his 0obsession with ''Film/CitizenKane'', Lois and Clark figured out that his password was 'Rosebud'.
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