guess what? he is that silly!

Matt gets hacked. Evidently he forgot the wise words of Podz:

There are sometimes posts on the forum asking about the security of WP, but no-one ever seems to think that their password – which they set – could possibly be at risk. Your password is your weakest link.

Or maybe he just lost track of his random password generator? del.icio.us is your friend. To be fair, if you’re shifting about from machine to machine you haven’t got a hope in hell of remembering a randomly generated 16-digit alphanumeric code, but 8 characters is easy; memorise two of those, and there’s your 16. You store phone numbers in your brain, there’s room for decent passwords. No excuse.

6 Comments »

  1. I agree, no excuse.

  2. His password was… drumroll please…

    MT4eva!

  3. podz said

    2004 .. wow. You have one hell of a memory🙂

  4. Alan said

    My favourite passwords are always the ones that are just a normal word (usually with some L337), but there wouldn’t be any reason you’d associate it with me. lol

  5. wank said

    Nah, Google is my friend. I know password security is a hobbyhorse of yours so I looked for a blog post on it. The fact that it also had a comment by Matt was pure serendipity😉

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