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Pretty Good Passwords: Cartoon Caption Contest Winners

Sticky notes, multi-factor authentication, password reuse and Donald Trump. And the winner is...

Passwords are the bane of existence for security professionals and end-users alike. But in Dark Reading's latest caption contest, they were also great fodder for geeky humor -- including a reference to Donald Trump. Dark Reading community members submitted more than 90 entries, providing more than a few chuckles for the 1,000+ readers who kept tabs on the captions as they poured in.

And so, without further ado, the winning caption..

First-prize winner, Sukanya Chandrashekar (RheaAmeria), a technical writer at Aleph Tav Technologies, Chennai, India, takes home a $25 Amazon gift card and a much-deserved moment of fame in the final version of the cartoon by John Klossner, who helped judge the contest along with the Dark Reading editorial team: Tim Wilson, Kelly Jackson Higgins, Sara Peters, and yours truly.

We also awarded two honorable mentions (and $10 Amazon cards) to:

ChrisGlitz for: 

It's OK...I'm using P.G.P. (Pretty Good Post-Its)”

And to clark1clark1 for:

"3M Corp original Multifactor solution."

Thanks again to everyone who entered the contest, with a special shoutout from our cartoonist to ScoobsMcGee for his suggestion regarding a particularly prolific caption submitter, Joe Stanganelli:

"Could we start a secondary contest to guess what number Cap'n Stanganelli will make it up to?"

I'll leave that task, dear readers, to you! 

If you haven’t yet read all the captions, be sure to check them out today.

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Marilyn has been covering technology for business, government, and consumer audiences for over 20 years. Prior to joining UBM, Marilyn worked for nine years as editorial director at TechTarget Inc., where she launched six Websites for IT managers and administrators supporting ... View Full Bio
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6/17/2016 | 2:23:49 AM
Password reuse
It was a pretty good discussion based on multi-factor authentication and password reuse. This article explains the technical sides and I like the way you portrayed this idea. 
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