Ali Baba and the unencrypted password [CARTOON]

As the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug has demonstrated, security still has a ways to go

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A cartoon showing Ali Baba standing in front of a cave with a closed entrance with his arms outstretched. He says 'Open jueFD8iq7j!

Imagine if the forty thieves had a password generator

Image credit: ITworld/Phil Johnson

I don't know about you, but I spent far too much time this week getting stressed out over this Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, trying to figure out which passwords to which sites might have been exposed and then changing them. This whole thing reminded me of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, when another password was famously exposed. Imagine how the story might have gone had the forty thieves used a password generator. 

Well, let's not let it ruin our weekend. Happy Friday!

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