Thursday, June 19th, 2008 | Filed under Comic 16 Comments

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    Guru // June 20th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Haha – totally empathize with that

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // June 20th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Totally! In fact when I made this comic, the next day I was registering at Airtel and they have a stronger password requirement than most banks.

    Password should have Alphanumeric characters, Number cannot precede alphabets and at least one character should be in Caps!

    Might as well generate a password and give it to the user instead of this torture :)

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    Anshul // July 5th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Check this

    I think everyone faces this issue.

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // July 5th, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Nice one that!

    And yeah, everyone seems to be facing this problem… but dont let that make any difference to the powers that decide such policies.

    Another irritating habit: Password should be 12 (or X) characters at max! Really? Why the hell? I can understand a minimum limit for “security” but seriously, 12 max? Is your server being overworked because of my usual 14 character password?

    This is the kind of thinking that created the Y2K problem in the first place…

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    junglebellows // July 8th, 2008 at 4:04 pm


    This is along the same lines and much better. Each successive panel outstrips the previous one.

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // July 8th, 2008 at 6:34 pm


    That one was hilarious! :D

    Damn, this is a common topic among webcomics. Maybe artists need to think outside the web.

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    bhatnaturally // July 10th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Brilliant! Even in my office network, we have to follow directions like ‘use a password different from the past 23 passwords’. And most of these financial sites are not Mac-friendly either.

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // July 11th, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Yup! I dont know what’s the deal with not being able to use a password which you’ve used before in the same century? If it was secure enough back then, it should be secure enough now.

    And maybe I changed it for some reason… Is it the law that a password once changed, becomes public knowledge and it not secure anymore.

    BTW, thanks for the kind words on your blog. Getting some really good support from readers. Time to really get cracking making comics. So many ideas to make. You have a very nicely designed blog.

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    Shahab // July 28th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Good one and real one :)

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    Sharninder // September 19th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Hey Saad,

    mind telling me how did you get that animated tag cloud on your pages ?

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // September 19th, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    @Sharninder: That’s the WP-Cumulus plugin.

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    pri // September 27th, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    at times u tend to forget wat actaully ur password it this happened with my icici account damn it i could nvr forget tht experience

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    Aatif // December 28th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Even my birthday is on 4th November!!

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    Sachin // January 22nd, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Too Good and true to the last cent. Try registering on SBI Netbanking, There u hv to create 2 passcodes which should be different and use numbers as well as special characters. All in the name of security.

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    indresh // January 22nd, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    hmmm, ok, nice, but what was funny about this?

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    Roofing service Peninsula // August 17th, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Aw, this was an exceptionally good post. Finding the time and actual effort to produce a top notch article… but what
    can I say… I put things off a whole lot and never seem to
    get nearly anything done.

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