from the insert-horror-stories-here dept.
troyhunt writes "We all know by now that most people do a pretty poor job of choosing passwords, but what's behind the selection process? What's the inspiration for choosing those short, simple passwords that so often adhere to such predictable patterns? It turns out there's a handful of classic routes that people follow to consistently arrive at the same poor choices – and some of them are pretty shocking."
It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're
stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm.
-- Dion, noted computer scientist