But it IS hard to guess, right?

This user is very proud that he always uses a very complex password combination, reports an IT pilot fish who's less than impressed.

"For example, I found out that he has chosen 1W@ccklR," fish says.

"How do I know this? He wasn't at his desk when I stopped by, and the Post-It note on his monitor had this one on it -- along with many other complex passwords that were crossed out!"

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