Twitter bans 370 'obvious' passwords

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Tue, Jan 12th, 2010 10:53 by capnasty NEWS

Twitter now rejects certain passwords when new users sign up if it thinks they are too easy to guess. Aside from commonly chosen generic passwords, banned terms include science fiction lingo. "THX1138", the title of the first feature film directed by George Lucas, is banned, as is "NCC1701"--the registry number of Star Trek's starship Enterprise--and "trustno1", which was Fox Mulder's password in The X-Files. Research has shown that people are often all too predictable when it comes to choosing passwords.

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