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19th Mar '17 2:45:03 PM nombretomado
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* Used in ''NoReservations'' as the password to a private poker game.

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* Used in ''NoReservations'' ''Series/NoReservations'' as the password to a private poker game.
17th Mar '17 11:07:19 PM immortalfrieza
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' Demon Doors protect ancient treasures from being taken, but each of them is also obsessed with riddles which they will open for anyone that solves them. One in particular requires the player to hit nearby rocks corresponding to I H S T to spell out it's password, and while there is an NPC nearby that will tell the player the password if paid, it's not necessary as there are only 3 words in the entire english language those letters can spell. Hilariously, [[PrecisionFStrike one of them will send Balverines to attack you if you use it.]]
16th Mar '17 10:42:54 AM nombretomado
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** TheNamelessMod is slightly better at this as many of the easy passwords are explicitly temporary (like after a server crash) and explicitly easy as they are just tests. The passwords that are really insecure are frequently [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]

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** TheNamelessMod ''VideoGame/TheNamelessMod'' is slightly better at this as many of the easy passwords are explicitly temporary (like after a server crash) and explicitly easy as they are just tests. The passwords that are really insecure are frequently [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]
15th Mar '17 7:20:36 PM Valiona
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* In ''Fanic/TheGrinningSnake'', found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5103188 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 [[DaddysGirl she]] realizes that her father had her name as a password is a bit of a TearJerker.

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* In ''Fanic/TheGrinningSnake'', ''Fanfic/TheGrinningSnake'', found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5103188 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 [[DaddysGirl she]] realizes that her father had her name as a password is a bit of a TearJerker.
7th Mar '17 5:35:28 PM nombretomado
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* The indirect trope namer is the MarxBrothers movie ''Film/HorseFeathers''. In a classic routine, Wagstaff (Groucho) is trying to gain entrance to a speakeasy where Baravelli (Chico) is guarding the door. Wagstaff doesn't know the password ("swordfish"), but Baravelli kindly gives him three guesses.

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* The indirect trope namer is the MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers movie ''Film/HorseFeathers''. In a classic routine, Wagstaff (Groucho) is trying to gain entrance to a speakeasy where Baravelli (Chico) is guarding the door. Wagstaff doesn't know the password ("swordfish"), but Baravelli kindly gives him three guesses.
5th Mar '17 8:00:45 PM nombretomado
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* Played '''painfully''' straight in a subplot of ''MarvelUltimateAlliance''. In order to find out whether Comicbook/BlackWidow has turned traitor, you need to figure out the password to the personal S.H.I.E.L.D. accounts of both ComicBook/NickFury and Black Widow herself. In both cases, it's the name of a friend, and thus easily guessed. And this is despite them both being top-row members of an international anti-terror organization!

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* Played '''painfully''' straight in a subplot of ''MarvelUltimateAlliance''.''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance''. In order to find out whether Comicbook/BlackWidow has turned traitor, you need to figure out the password to the personal S.H.I.E.L.D. accounts of both ComicBook/NickFury and Black Widow herself. In both cases, it's the name of a friend, and thus easily guessed. And this is despite them both being top-row members of an international anti-terror organization!
1st Mar '17 11:37:13 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Password "security questions" are used to confirm the user's identity should they forget their password and need to reset it. However, far too often the user is only allowed to choose questions from a list of premade questions that consist of information that can easily be gathered through social engineering or even just gleaning the user's public profiles (e.g. on social media and personal blogs), such as "What's your mother's maiden name?" and "What city were you born in?" And no, [[StupidityIsTheOnlyOption you usually cannot proceed with account creation without choosing a question and writing an answer]], though some users TakeAThirdOption and make the answer a secondary password of sorts that has nothing to do with the question chosen.
28th Feb '17 4:35:50 AM tiiger
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'''Masters''': You're a dumb whore.\

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'''Masters''': You're a dumb whore.\
28th Feb '17 4:33:07 AM tiiger
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'''Masters''': You're a dumb whore.

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'''Masters''': You're a dumb whore.\
** Thirteen correctly guesses that Kutner's email password is "password", reasoning that he would have selected it because email services tell you not to.
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".
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