The Perils of Passwords That Are Seemingly Well-Known Facts

By Samuel Arbesman I recently learned that well-known facts—specifically those that would be well-known to Americans during World War II but not Germans—were used as passphrases during the Battle of the Bulge: The list of questions was endless: Who plays centerfield for the Yankees? What’s a Texas Leaguer? Who’s married to actress Betty Grable? What’s Mickey Mouse’s girlfriend’s […] …read more

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