Bad Password

Published on Fri 09 June 2000

I am reminded of a real life incident of about 10 years ago.

I was working in a Wall Street investment bank when someone from the information technology group came by our office asking us to enter our passwords in the new software system.

My colleague Barry, with his usual rebellious attitude, entered the password "Penis".

We all fell on the floor with laugher when the computer replied: "Password rejected. Too short."

This joke was tagged #english