May 7, 2010

Characters and Capitals

During a recent password audit in a company, it was found that a blond female employee was using the following password:


When asked why such a long password, she said she was told it had to be 8 characters and include at least one capital...


Although it's a silly joke... it indicates how users [dumb or not our users are not limited to particular groups or mentalities] perceive simple tasks and steps that we take for granted and seldom consider addressing... :)

So.. the next time you are designing a system, an application, a space, a website, or etc... pause and think! :)

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