Yeah, that's my mom: Hilda 078-05-1120

User in this local government office calls IT director pilot fish, demanding to know why he changed her password.

"I tell her I did not," says fish.

"She tells me I did, that it was working fine for the last month but now she cannot log in. She has been trying for the last two hours.

"I go down to her office and log in without any issues.

"I have her attempt to log in. It fails.

"I ask her what password she is typing. She tells me her social security number.

"I then point out that her password is her mother's maiden name..."

Sharky's password is truetales0fITlife. Send me yours -- your tale, not your password -- at sharky@computerworld.com. You'll score a sharp Shark shirt if I use it. Add your comments below, and read some great old tales in the Sharkives.

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