Watch as people are tricked into giving up their passwords

Watch as people are tricked into giving up their passwords
How strongly are people protected by their passwords? According to Jimmy Kimmel, the most popular password used is "password 123." Sony, recently the victim of a hack squad put together by North Korea (says the FBI), had kept its passwords in a file named "Passwords." Amazing. Kimmel decided to take a camera crew down Hollywood Boulevard to see how easily people can be tricked into giving up their passwords.

Watch the first person that appears on the video below. She says that her password consists of her dog's name and the year she graduated high school. That might be safe enough, especially since the world knows nothing about this woman. But watch how fast she gives away the pertinent information when asked questions related to her password.

Others also seem to give away the components of their password without a second thought. Even those who are taken aback at first, end up giving in to the easygoing questioning of the girl behind the microphone and the excitement of being on television. Take a gander and promise yourself that you won't give in if similarly grilled.



source: JimmyKimmel via BGR

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16 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This is F*****G hilarious man!!! If that wasn't scripted, those folks need a spanking.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Lol I know, was laughing a lot too. And only one of them realized he gave his password. A lot of hacking is done by social engineering and people fall for it.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The chick with the cat was toooo funny.

8. engineer-1701d unregistered

he did the same with the apple watch he put a casio watch with a apple sticker on it was funny as hell. i love jimmy kimmel show

2. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Funny no one used mine '1234' Ops oh no, how did you get that out of me!

3. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Social engineering at its best.

5. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I really wish I was there to watch the woman's reaction after hearing me saying "Upper and lower case Russian-Latin combination with text codes and a number sequence." But yeah... password 123? Seriously? That's so dumb I can't even believe it.

9. engineer-1701d unregistered

its easier to put a password if it's misspelled that way only you know it. even if they know it it wont work

6. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Good thing i juse uppcase and lowecase aswell as numbers and special symbols.

7. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I use really simple passwords. Way too simple.

11. Malaperdas

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

I always use my middle name which is: agi91g&4fi//÷€5wrygdrGIUe♡

12. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

My password is incorrect, so when I forget it, the computer tells me that my password us incorrect. - 9gag post

13. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Are they really dumb or acting like dumb?

14. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Lol, I don't even know my password. Joke's on them.

15. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Me neither; it's a keyboard pattern (that way I have to look at my phone's keyboard if I have to use at a computer that it's not mine).

16. jhondoe.

Posts: 10; Member since: May 23, 2014

american morons

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