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The Most Mundane Day of the Year AKA Change Your Password Day

This article was originally published by Gizmodo, but I loved it so much that I wanted to share it with you all. It is one of the funniest articles I’ve ever read about an immensely boring (and extremely obnoxious) subject: changing your password.

February 1 Is Change Your Password Day

If you are like me—and of course you are, right? we are all gingers inside—you probably have password security that ranges from awful-like-Batman-Forever to thoroughly mediocre.

Also if you are like me, you might’ve bought shoes from Zappos once—Keen Coronados in India In/Black Olive, to be precise—and been informed that some jerk might’ve stolen your password. Which, in my case, means they’ve got one of a series of root passwords that could potentially access one of my other accounts. And, boy, I’ve got a lot of accounts, I realized as I was counting up all the password changes I needed to make. And then, a nanosecond later came the realization that this is going to keep happening, every year, every month, maybe every week. It’s already happened a bunch—a hearty wave to you PSN players and Senatorial Twitter users—so it’s time to get a password managerand give every account a unique, hard-to-crack password.

Anyways, I thought it would be a good idea if we all changed our passwords together. Like positive peer pressure, ’cause it’s pretty goddamn annoying. Sooner is better than later, so I was thinking maybe we should all change our passwords on February 1. I’m not very creative, so I’ve decided to just call it “Change Your Password Day.” Look for some password-y pieces over the next few days leading up to it.

Change Your Password Day is February 1 and we hope you’ll join us in the most boring—but safest!—celebration ever.

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