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25th Feb '17 3:51:45 PM nombretomado
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* EddieIzzard once jokingly complained about the depiction of computers in Hollywood films in his 1997 stand-up "Glorious".

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* EddieIzzard Creator/EddieIzzard once jokingly complained about the depiction of computers in Hollywood films in his 1997 stand-up "Glorious".
22nd Jan '17 5:09:04 PM cerddom
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* The password to [[ItMakesSenseInContext unlock a garbage can]] in an episode of ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego'' is swordfish. Greg doesn't know that, but everyone else does.Open

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* The password to [[ItMakesSenseInContext unlock a garbage can]] in an episode of ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego'' is swordfish. Greg doesn't know that, but everyone else does.Open
16th Jan '17 11:58:06 AM AuraXtreme
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* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVI'': You're asked for a password, and your choices are "Rosebud," "Courage," and "Failure." A nearby {{NPC}} will tell you the answer in exchange for some [[{{Bowdlerise}} "cider,"]] but since you're part of an underground rebellion against an Evil Empire, take a wild guess. It's actually a little more interesting in the original Japanese, where the password was "Wild Rose." Anyone who had played Videogame/FinalFantasyII would instantly recognize it, since both games deal with taking out an [[TheEvilEmpire Evil Empire]], making it a quick ShoutOut to the earlier installment of the series.

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* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVI'': You're asked for a password, and your choices are "Rosebud," "Courage," and "Failure." A nearby {{NPC}} will tell you the answer in exchange for some [[{{Bowdlerise}} [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "cider,"]] but since you're part of an underground rebellion against an Evil Empire, take a wild guess. It's actually a little more interesting in the original Japanese, where the password was "Wild Rose." Anyone who had played Videogame/FinalFantasyII would instantly recognize it, since both games deal with taking out an [[TheEvilEmpire Evil Empire]], making it a quick ShoutOut to the earlier installment of the series.


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** In the same world, the access to the Chamber of Repose appears to be the names of the six people who made it - [[spoiler:namely, the Somebodies of the first six members of Organization XIII]] - although this one also requires a disc to even access it, so it's slightly justified.
9th Jan '17 6:08:45 PM nombretomado
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* LeslieNielsen, in ''Film/WrongfullyAccused'', opens up a computer system with a ViewerFriendlyInterface which prompts him for the user and the password. For the user, he enters user and for the password, password. And it works!

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* LeslieNielsen, Creator/LeslieNielsen, in ''Film/WrongfullyAccused'', opens up a computer system with a ViewerFriendlyInterface which prompts him for the user and the password. For the user, he enters user and for the password, password. And it works!
27th Dec '16 5:18:52 PM DanaO
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** One will note that not only is this password easy to remember, but it is [[FridgeBrilliance ridiculously hard to crack]]. Score one for the blondes.

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** One will note that not only is this password easy to remember, but it is [[FridgeBrilliance ridiculously hard to crack]].guess]]. Score one for the blondes.



* No specific examples of easy-to-crack passwords show up, but ''Literature/TrueNames'' displays a contrast in "conventional" online security (passcodes, tokens, dedicated terminals) and what the hacker underground uses ''instead'' of it. Getting into their online community center requires first navigating a changing cyberspace landscape with also changing challenges and responses hidden in subtle interactions with the environment (so that a single complete decrypted session log won't make it clear how to follow you, and using an intrinsically obfuscated UI to hide what the challenges ''were''), followed by interacting with a regularly updated AI guardian who tests your current mental awareness and coding style under real-time pressure while interrogating you about yourself, people you should know and events you've attended there, both to check for others using your equipment plus stupidly made notes ''plus'' interrogation results and give you chances to give a CovertDistressCode.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', Vitruvius has to open a magic door with the secret knock -- a single knock.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', Vitruvius has to open a magic door with the secret knock -- a single knock. (Avoided in the LEGOAdaptationGame, where it's never a single knock and only a wizard using a staff can do it.)
27th Dec '16 7:29:38 AM MemeMagic420
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* In the 1998 episode of "Series/TheSimpsons" entitled "The Trouble With Trillions" the password to access a top secret government video was Cheese", this was a particularly easy password to guess as the video is stored in a public photobooth as demonstrated by Apu who unintentionally discovers the video moments after it is revealed to Homer.
27th Dec '16 6:36:20 AM MemeMagic420
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* In the 1998 "Series/TheSimpsons" episode "The Trouble With Trillions" the password to access a top secret government video was Cheese", this was a particularly easy password to guess as the video is stored in a public photobooth as demonstrated by Apu who unintentionally discovers the video moments after it is revealed to Homer

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* In the 1998 episode of "Series/TheSimpsons" episode entitled "The Trouble With Trillions" the password to access a top secret government video was Cheese", this was a particularly easy password to guess as the video is stored in a public photobooth as demonstrated by Apu who unintentionally discovers the video moments after it is revealed to Homer Homer.
27th Dec '16 6:34:49 AM MemeMagic420
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* In the 1998 "Series/TheSimpsons" episode "The Trouble With Trillions" the password to access a top secret government video was Cheese", this was a particularly easy password to guess as the video is stored in a public photobooth as demonstrated by Apu who unintentionally discovers the video moments after it is revealed to Homer
9th Dec '16 4:25:53 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8333963/17/Emerald-Flight-Book-One-Union Emerald Flight Book One: Union]]'' Mundungus Fletcher's briefcase combination is "1234."
27th Nov '16 5:55:50 PM nombretomado
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* Mordac, the preventer of information services, once inverted this trope by changing ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'s password to the ''entire'' text of ''TheDaVinciCode'' minus the parts he didn't believe. The PointyHairedBoss is also [[http://www.voidspace.org.uk/technology/password_policies/images/dilbert_passwords.jpg bad at picking passwords]].

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* Mordac, the preventer of information services, once inverted this trope by changing ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'s password to the ''entire'' text of ''TheDaVinciCode'' ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'' minus the parts he didn't believe. The PointyHairedBoss is also [[http://www.voidspace.org.uk/technology/password_policies/images/dilbert_passwords.jpg bad at picking passwords]].
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