As if moms don’t already have enough to remember … now you want us to change our passwords! We all get it … that dreaded “your password will expire in 14 days” message. If you are like me you sit there until day 14 and hour 23:59 because you know you’ll need to solve a Level 200 Minecraft Puzzle from Windows 3.0 just to set a new one. And just as you think you’ve found the perfect password, BAM
“ERROR: PASSWORD DOES NOT MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS”
Your new password must contain: a minimum of ten (10) characters, upper and lowercase characters, numbers, special characters ~ ! % * _ – [ ] ? , . No English language dictionary words, a lock from your firstborn’s hair, one small drop of blood from your right pinky toe, lint from the lost socks in the dryer (#wherethehellarethesocks), and an ounce of your superior officer’s morning coffee.
I am literally at a point that I want to set my passwords to “IDONTKNOWTHIS&DIDNTKNOWTHELaST1.”
One of my Facebook friends stated that she has gotten creative and started using people and things around her office. I am pretty sure I may have even used friend’s pets at this point. Maybe even a combination of random social security numbers stuck in my head. Whatever the case may be I need a mental health day each time a password expires. I have also concluded the reason most windows do not open in office buildings is for fear that it would be raining PC’s when passwords expire.
Passwords are so important that The Registrar of National Day Calendar has designated the first Thursday of May of each year as World Password Day. Password Day is meant to create awareness of the need for good password security. Well, password gods looks like your work here is done. If you happen to be one of the password gods, just know that there is mom somewhere right now throwing darts at your imagined face.