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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]].
24th Nov '16 7:13:01 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim'', what's the code for opening the entrance to the crashed Meekrob ship? "Open the door." Tak tries to give the ship's makers some benefit of the doubt by figuring they were going for something too obvious for someone to try. [[spoiler: She's less forgiving for the fact that the code for the ship's SelfDestructMechanism is simply "Blow up."]]
10th Nov '16 10:08:27 AM HiddenWindshield
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** Hilariously parodied in [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=680 this]] page of ''WebComic/DMOfTheRings'', where the party (with Gandalf, as an NPC, is being completely ignored) [[OffTheRails thinks of ways to open the door, such as: picking the hinges off, burning it, pouring water on it so it freezes and shatters the stone by expanding, blowing it up, tunneling the way in, and so on...]] '''''Much later:'''''

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** Hilariously parodied in [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=680 this]] page of ''WebComic/DMOfTheRings'', where the party (with Gandalf, as an NPC, is being completely ignored) [[OffTheRails thinks of ways to open the door, such as: picking the hinges off, burning it, pouring water on it so it freezes and shatters the stone by expanding, blowing it up, tunneling the way in, and so on...]] '''''Much later:'''''
10th Nov '16 10:07:49 AM HiddenWindshield
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** Sindarin (Elvish) grammar sometimes has the first letter of words change, so it wouldn't change for "speak, friend" (''pedo mellon'') but it would for "say friend" (''pedo '''v'''ellon''). And it was the former that was at the inscription. So the riddle wouldn't be as straightforward for a native speaker of Elvish. But of course, still a riddle, not quite a password.



** Hilariously parodied in [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=680 this]] page of ''WebComic/DMOfTheRings'', where the party (with Gandalf -being completely ignored- as an NPC controlled by the DM) [[OffTheRails thinks of ways to open the door, such as: picking the hinges off, burning it, pouring water on it so it freezes and shatters the stone by expanding, blowing it up, tunneling the way in, and so on...]] '''''Much later:'''''

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** Hilariously parodied in [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=680 this]] page of ''WebComic/DMOfTheRings'', where the party (with Gandalf -being Gandalf, as an NPC, is being completely ignored- as an NPC controlled by the DM) ignored) [[OffTheRails thinks of ways to open the door, such as: picking the hinges off, burning it, pouring water on it so it freezes and shatters the stone by expanding, blowing it up, tunneling the way in, and so on...]] '''''Much later:'''''
10th Nov '16 9:47:04 AM HiddenWindshield
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* In ''Film/TheHangover Part II'', the password to Chow's overseas bank account is Baloney1.
-->'''Chow:''' Well, it used to be just baloney, but then they started making you add ''number''.\\

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* In ''Film/TheHangover Part II'', the password to Chow's overseas bank account is Baloney1.
"[=baloney1=]".
-->'''Chow:''' Well, it used to be just baloney, "baloney", but then they started making you add ''number''.\\
10th Nov '16 9:36:16 AM HiddenWindshield
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* In ''Manga/SuperGals'', a student has been copying test answers and other data from the school computers to gain near-perfect results on every exam. The school is called Honan and what is the password? "Honan2". The student even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] what a stupidly easy to figure out password it was.

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* In ''Manga/SuperGals'', a student has been copying test answers and other data from the school computers to gain near-perfect results on every exam. The school is called Honan and what is the password? "Honan2"."[=Honan2=]". The student even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] what a stupidly easy to figure out password it was.
31st Oct '16 9:38:13 AM rcmerod52
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* {{Lampshade| hanging}d in and episode of ''Westernanimation/{{The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest}}'' - when Jonny and Jessie are trapped in Cape Canaveral by Ezekiel Rage's henchmen, they need to hack the password to let the army in. After scrounging some parts and running a series of codebreakers, they find the password is 'Open Sesame'. Jonny is surprised NASA had such an obvious code.

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* {{Lampshade| hanging}d hanging}}d in and episode of ''Westernanimation/{{The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest}}'' - when Jonny and Jessie are trapped in Cape Canaveral by Ezekiel Rage's henchmen, they need to hack the password to let the army in. After scrounging some parts and running a series of codebreakers, they find the password is 'Open Sesame'. Jonny is surprised NASA had such an obvious code.code.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Password", Richard places a password on the kids' computer to limit their usage. {{Subverted|Trope}} when Gumball and Darwin's first (obvious) guess, "password", fails. DoubleSubverted once it is revealed that that ''was'' the password Richard chose--Anais then changed the password to her own name in order to keep the computer to herself.
27th Oct '16 9:08:53 AM Valiona
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* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5103188 The Grinning Snake]], Konoka, trying to enter a password-protected file on her father's computer to find out more about why he was killed, tries every obvious possibility first, including birthdays, pet names and favorite foods, then finally tries her own name and gets in. The moment when she realizes that her father had her name as a password is a bit of a TearJerker.

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* In ''[[http://www.''Fanic/TheGrinningSnake'', found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5103188 The Grinning Snake]], Konoka, here]], [[OriginalCharacter Konoka]], trying to enter a password-protected file on her father's computer to find out more about why he was killed, tries every obvious possibility first, including birthdays, pet names and favorite foods, then finally tries her own name and gets in. The moment when she [[DaddysGirl she]] realizes that her father had her name as a password is a bit of a TearJerker.
24th Oct '16 5:05:42 PM nombretomado
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* GameFAQs once had a password blacklist including 123456, dragon, gamefaqs, nintendo, password, pikachu, pokemon, and qwerty.

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* GameFAQs Website/GameFAQs once had a password blacklist including 123456, dragon, gamefaqs, nintendo, password, pikachu, pokemon, and qwerty.
28th Sep '16 12:20:00 AM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'': In "Rip Off", the VictimOfTheWeek uses the same code on his office security system and his safe. It is '1-2-3' followed by the street number of the business.
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