Better password protection by `Naked Password’

Most people are lazy when it comes to using computers properly. People are even lazier when to comes to selecting a password for accessing their computer or web service. Computer security seems to be a keyboard type too far.

The more complex a password is by incorporating the use of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols the better. This will protect the password from a brute force or dictionary attack by a hacker or unauthorised use. Alas, most people either don’t realise the importance of choosing a complex password or are just not motivated enough to come up with a suitably complex password.

Enter a useful little plug-in called “Naked Password” which could make choosing a password a whole lot more interesting.

“Naked Password” rewards the selection of more secure passwords with images of an attractive, sexy woman named `Sally’. As the user types in each irregular character such as an upper case letter, `Sally’ removes one more item of clothing. It will certainly work with some of the people I know working in our office. “Naked Password” is a jQuery plug-in with a racy 8-bit striptease,

Of course, an image of a stripping model may not motivate everyone, women for example. With some tweaking to offer a different image, such a handsome male or else something like a seal doing tricks, may make “Naked Password” a viable offering for all genders and age types.

“Naked Password” is certainly onto something and if by adding some fun by viewing a reward image and generating some proper excitement to lessen the chore of entering long and variable passwords then it should be welcomed.

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