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22nd Jan '16 2:59:32 PM StFan
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' episode "Hulk vs. the World", Hawkeye and the Black Widow both have their passwords set to the names of the villains of their [[OriginStory Origin Stories]] (Trickshot and the Red Room, respectively) as a MythologyGag. The way Black Widow's password is revealed also reveals that the system has no penalty for random guessing, making it even less secure. * In one episode of ''JacobTwoTwo'', Jacob has to sneak into a secret dungeon inside Principal Greedyguts' office. The entrance is a password-locked door, but knowing the principal's huge ego, Jacob immediately guesses (correctly) that the password is "Greedyguts".
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' episode "Hulk vs. the World", Hawkeye and the Black Widow both have their passwords set to the names of the villains of their [[OriginStory Origin Stories]] (Trickshot and the Red Room, respectively) as a MythologyGag. The way Black Widow's password is revealed also reveals that the system has no penalty for random guessing, making it even less secure. * In one episode of ''JacobTwoTwo'', ''WesternAnimation/JacobTwoTwo'', Jacob has to sneak into a secret dungeon inside Principal Greedyguts' office. The entrance is a password-locked door, but knowing the principal's huge ego, Jacob immediately guesses (correctly) that the password is "Greedyguts".
19th Jan '16 6:56:32 AM ForsytheTheWeird
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** Another episode has Dennis hacking into everyone's online gaming accounts. This task is made substantially simpler by the fact that everyone had independently chosen "Paddy's Pub", the bar they all work at.
16th Jan '16 11:56:16 PM sgamer82
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* ''Podcast/TheThrillingAdventureHour'': ** "Space-iversary" has Sparks hacking into the wifi networks of his parents' starship and that of enemy [=MurderMen=] by guessing the passwords as "Noodle" (his mom's AffectionateNickname for him) and "Murder" respectively. ** A later episode, "Moonfaker" shows that the Technology Beings and Science Aliens are no better, as their passwords are "Technology" and "Science."

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* ''Podcast/TheThrillingAdventureHour'': ** "Space-iversary" has Sparks hacking into the wifi networks of his parents' starship and that of enemy [=MurderMen=] by guessing the passwords as "Noodle" (his mom's AffectionateNickname for him) and "Murder" respectively. ** A later episode, "Moonfaker" shows that the Technology Beings and Science Aliens are no better, as their passwords are "Technology" and "Science."
16th Jan '16 11:55:33 PM sgamer82
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* ''Podcast/TheThrillingAdventureHour'': ** "Space-iversary" has Sparks hacking into the wifi networks of his parents' starship and that of enemy [=MurderMen=] by guessing the passwords as "Noodle" (his mom's AffectionateNickname for him) and "Murder" respectively. ** A later episode, "Moonfaker" shows that the Technology Beings and Science Aliens are no better, as their passwords are "Technology" and "Science."
13th Jan '16 2:45:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* Zed-10, the MasterComputer in ''Film/{{Fortress}}'' (1993 film with Christopher Lambert) has not a password, but a passphrase... Trope averted? Not at all: the passphrase is "Crime does not pay", the motto Zed-10 repeats every now and then (oh, and let's forget the HollywoodHacking involved here...)
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* Zed-10, the MasterComputer in ''Film/{{Fortress}}'' (1993 film with Christopher Lambert) ''Film/{{Fortress 1992}}'' has not a password, but a passphrase... Trope averted? Not at all: the passphrase is "Crime does not pay", the motto Zed-10 repeats every now and then (oh, and let's forget the HollywoodHacking involved here...)
9th Jan '16 11:03:20 AM StFan
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*** In that same episode the hacker was helping Lois and Clark deal with a cyber-terrorist who planned to unleash a devastating computer virus on March 15 (the "Ides of March"). Realizing the terrorist's obsession with ''Theater/JuliusCaesar'', the hacker figured out that his password was "[=EtTuBrute=].
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*** In that same episode the hacker was helping Lois and Clark deal with a cyber-terrorist who planned to unleash a devastating computer virus on March 15 (the "Ides of March"). Realizing the terrorist's obsession with ''Theater/JuliusCaesar'', ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'', the hacker figured out that his password was "[=EtTuBrute=].
7th Jan '16 6:45:58 PM nombretomado
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* And of course there's the granddaddy of stupid password in games, played for laughs in ''SpaceQuest 2'' where one of the aliens tells you that when you're ready to open the passage, "just say the word." The passage is opened for you when [[spoiler: you simply enter the command "WORD"]]. ** In ''SpaceQuest 1'', the code to activate the Star Generator is 6858, the last four digits of Sierra On-Line's phone number. The VGA remake uses a randomized code, though.
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* And of course there's the granddaddy of stupid password in games, played for laughs in ''SpaceQuest 2'' ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIIVohaulsRevenge'' where one of the aliens tells you that when you're ready to open the passage, "just say the word." The passage is opened for you when [[spoiler: you simply enter the command "WORD"]]. ** In ''SpaceQuest 1'', ''VideoGame/{{Space Quest I|The Sarien Encounter}}'', the code to activate the Star Generator is 6858, the last four digits of Sierra On-Line's phone number. The VGA remake uses a randomized code, though.
4th Jan '16 11:10:11 AM REV6Pilot
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* An even more obvious one, courtesy of many parents: the name of their children plus their date of birth. If that doesn't work, remove one or the other, or the first two digits of the child's year of birth. You're ''very'' likely to get access.
30th Dec '15 7:07:47 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11410755/2/Shadow-Mage Shadow Mage]]'' a dying Vernon Dursley tells his son Dudley that the ATM password is Dudley's birthday.
29th Dec '15 2:09:07 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor's computer password was at one point his dead little brother's name, Julian.
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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor's ComicBook/LexLuthor's computer password was at one point his dead little brother's name, Julian.
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