I came across this doozy in a book my kid is reading — “Jedi Apprentice: The Dark Rival.” In one scene Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn is trying to access a computer of some sort of his former Padawan, Xanatos. Of course the information he is trying to access requires a password and Qui-Gon was able to guess it on his first try — “Crion,” the name of Xanatos’ father.
First of all this password is an extremely short. Only five characters … you gotta be kidding me. And of course there’s the the use of a loved one’s name, which is the first thing almost anyone would try. And by the sound of the computer’s description, if Qui-Gon did enter a wrong password, even once, Xanatos would have been warned. So they always have that going for them.
But this did take place along time ago (even before Star Wars Episode I) … so perhaps the best practice standards we take for granted today weren’t in place back then.
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