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Jimmy Kimmel asks people on the street for their password

Feb 10, 2015 // Andrew Stroup

In light of the recent Sony hack and Obama’s new proposals to crack down on hackers, Jimmy Kimmel decided to hit the streets and expose the ‘vulnerability’ of passwords used by the masses.

In this comedic bit, people were asked how they went about choosing a password, which typically consisted of elements such as family/pet names, significant dates, and other relevant personal information. They were then asked round-about questions regarding these elements, exposing the actual password in the same series of questions.

Although a funny clip about people’s poor password choices, we could all do a better job of following good password selection practices when securing our personal and private information.