Jimmy Kimmel convinces people to give up their passwords on national television

By Shawn Knight
Jan 16, 2015
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  1. You'd think that with the rising number of data breaches that have taken place as of late, the idea of creating a strong password - and not sharing it with others - would be paramount. Yeah, not so much.

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  2. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

  3. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,043   +271

    Considering that a similar thing was done a few years back where the people were asked "Who was the first person to walk on the moon?" and that the vast majority of people could not correctly answer the question, this comes as no surprise.
  4. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Addict Posts: 258   +28

    Steve Jobs??
    Misagt and Steve like this.
  5. JohnCB

    JohnCB TS Booster Posts: 118   +62

    No amount of technology can fix stupid
  6. zavrix

    zavrix TS Rookie Posts: 21   +7

    Wow I can't believe what I just watched
    trgz likes this.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,556   +2,899

    I will watch it once the page loads correctly. I don't know if the trouble is Techspot or Firefox. I've been dealing with this off and on for over a month. Various pages not loading for a few hours.
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,505   +2,055

    I can't believe how stupid some people can be, I would never tell a stranger my password is 123456. :D
    ikesmasher, SantistaUSA and Uncle Al like this.
  9. aMerkuri

    aMerkuri TS Enthusiast Posts: 39   +12

    you just did :D
  10. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,675   +780

    No worries ... once you get used to Alzheimer's you get a new password every day ... sometimes hourly ...... who is this?!?!?!?!
    Capaill likes this.
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,701   +1,886

    Christ! Now that I know we have the same password, I'll have to change mine to 12345678.....:mad: Or should I go with 123456789? You know, the more digits your password has, the longer it takes another computer to figure it out...!(y)

    As far as Jimmy Kimmel's stunts go, they never show the footage where people to him to f*** off. I''ll bet they have an archive full of that somewhere.
    MAKA8095, ikesmasher and nickc like this.
  12. Sure.. my password is ************
  13. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,505   +2,055

    If that password works for any of my accounts I'll buy you a farm in New York. :D
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,701   +1,886

    You can't fool me! It's 654321...*nerd*
    MAKA8095 likes this.
  15. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,505   +2,055

    Either that was a lucky guess or you're psychic. :eek:
    MAKA8095 likes this.
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,701   +1,886

    I really was psychic at one time. Then my meth dealer got arrested....:oops:
    MAKA8095 and Skidmarksdeluxe like this.
  17. MAKA8095

    MAKA8095 TS Rookie

    Damn that's the same as mine. Be careful bro I have seen a lot of people using this password, maybe we should make ours different and reverse our passwords this time, that'll fool them

    All my passwords are the same ******** I think I have a virus or something because no matter what I type it keeps changing to this * and I just hit save password so I don't have to keep typing it in all the time, Can anyone help me, I think there's something wrong

    The first chick was hot and I'm guessing the top of her class at whatever school she claims she went to (I wonder how many times can you be put back at kindy? , I'm sure she will graduate one day)

    Oh just watched it again and she says she went graduated high school, high alright and where did she say hemp ville, yeah even the teachers must have been high when she graduated.

    I have had a brilliant idea, I'm going to change my password to Jimmy Kimmel , my name is not Jimmy Kimmel so no one is going to guess that if they try to hack my accounts, not even me :), ok I have a lot of passwords to change now, bye.
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  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,701   +1,886

    No! Jobs was the first man to walk on water. The whole Jesus did it before him thing is unproven.
  19. JohnCB

    JohnCB TS Booster Posts: 118   +62

    Why would you set your password as hunter2?

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