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Old 03-05-2019, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default This is both interesting and funny...'-}}

A thread in another forum pointed me to this article about what looks to be a reasonably complicated password that is actually very, very simple once you know the trick...'-}}

"Have I Been Pwned is an aggregator that was started by security expert Troy Hunt to help people find out if their email or personal data has shown up in any prominent data breaches. One service it offers is a password search that allows you to check if your password has shown up in any data breaches that are on the radar of the security community. In this case, “ji32k7au4a83" has been seen by HIBP in 141 breaches.

Several of Ou’s followers quickly figured out the solution to his riddle. The password is coming from the Zhuyin Fuhao system for transliterating Mandarin. The reason it’s showing up fairly often in a data breach repository is because “ji32k7au4a83" translates to English as “my password.” "

The gizmodo article outlines how/why “ji32k7au4a83"converts out to "my password"--it's a function of Unicode (and a keyboard commonly used in Taiwan)...

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