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Father of Unix Ken Thompson checkmated: Old eight-char password is finally cracked

Roland6 Silver badge


You pick the 'phone up, access your private database on it with your master password, and read her the supermarket password.

How it works in the real world:

My partner and children know my phone's unlock code - it helps them answer the phone, send messages on my behave whilst I'm driving.

Because it is inconvenient to always have to enter the master password (typically 12+ characters), the "keep me logged in" is ticked. But as this is the Sainsbury's account, my partner already has the password on their devices...

An increasing pain (when running joint accounts etc.) is the upgrade of security on online bank card transactions, where as part of the transaction the bank sends a code to a (and it is only one) mobile phone - which naturally isn't the one to hand...

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