Saturday, June 19, 2004


Life imitates Space Balls?

The Sydney Morning Herald, via The Guardian, claims that the eight-digit code for launching nuclear weapons was, for many years, 00000000.

Kind of puts lousy password practices by lesser mortals in perspective.

Other references to Spaceballs: All Things Christie, F'n Geeks and comments in Nuke-free zone.

I like to think that it was an improvement on the preceding 6 digit password 000000.
I read about this a while ago, then again in this month's edition of Bruce Schneir's Cryptogram.

The original article is here.
Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?