It’s no secret that most people are terrible at choosing passwords. But few know the dangers of a bad password better than former National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Finally, Snowden—whose fastidiousness when it comes to online security is so famous that it’s a minor meme—recites the security equivalent of a mantra: “Shift your thinking from passwords to passphrases.”
The passwords Snowden endorses? Oliver’s “admiralalonzoghostpenis420YOLO” and Snowden’s own “margaretthatcheris110%SEXY.”
It should be obvious—for at least one reason—that you don’t want to actually use those passwords now.
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