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Jimmy Kimmel Passwords

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Jimmy Kimmel Passwords

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A surprising and disturbing number of people revealed their passwords on Friday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Check out the video below to see what down.

A few days ago, Equifax, which monitors credit scores, acknowledged a massive security breach affecting more than 100 million people in the United States. Sensitive information, such as social security numbers and credit card numbers, were compromised. Now on his week-ending episode, Kimmel said, “So, in light of this, as a service to the public, we’ve actually done this before and it’s very effective. We asked people who were passing by our theater today what password they use to protection their personal information.” He urged viewers, “And pay attention, because there are a lot of important tips to be shared here.”

The first passerby was told, “We are talking to people about the cyber-security breach at Equifax, and in light of that, we’re asking people how secure their Internet passwords are. What do you use for an internet password?” The young man readily responded, “Um, I usually stick to my last name. That’s probably not the best thing to do, but usually it’s my last name, a few digits, um, maybe like a hashtag or something.” He was then asked how to spell his last name and said it aloud without any hesitation. “I probably shouldn’t have told you that,” he realized afterward, and yet still went on to reveal his birthdate, admitting he uses that as the number combination.

The next man insisted his password was “strong,” explaining that he uses both upper and lowercase letters and symbolic characters. He wisely declined to share his current password, at first. But then he named a string of letters and symbols and confessed to using it. The next few people immediately stated their passwords without a second thought. And the last guy (pictured above) was actually mocked for not just his response, but also his appearance. He was also in the audience, and Kimmel assured him afterward, “Don’t worry. Your secret is very safe with us, okay?” Watch both the 2017 and 2015 videos below.

 


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