Paddy O’Toole On Using Capitals And Eight Character Passwords

Today more than ever you need to ensure that you use a different password for every account you have on the internet. Not only that but you want to be certain that you make each of those passwords as strong as possible by making them hard to guess or break.


Fortunately, a recent password security audit by the Bank Of Ireland may have yielded a good example for you to model your own passwords on:

It was found that one Paddy O’Toole was using the following password:


When asked why he had such a long password he replied:

“Oi was told it had to be at least 8 characters long and include one capital!”

The above is of course a joke: choose your own secure password folks!

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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