Quote: Originally Posted by edwar
Well IMHO anyone running a computer today that doesn't use a login password is just foolish.
Whenever I hear the word password, I want to reach for my gun.
I've lost count of the number of times I've had a computer in for repair where the idiot owner has written down a 16 character password on a scrap of paper for me and spelled it wrong. This leads to arguments over the phone - 'you must be typing it in wrong, works for me' etc etc.
I tell them 'if you need a password to make the other dudes in your house keep their grubby hands off your property, the answer is to sort your friends out - not to waste my time with stupid password guessing'.
There's also folk who read an article about strong passwords. They change their password to something like ()&%$£KjUt1M4m7iY, write it down wrong and ask me to break their new strong password. Surely if it can be broken, its no use?
Although I know how to defeat passwords, I now tell customers 'if its got a password, its going straight in the skip'. Working so far . . .
(UK skip = US dumpster)