Correct​horse​battery​staple – the guys at Dropbox are funny

Remember that famous xkcd cartoon, suggesting passphrases like “correcthorsebatterystaple” are harder for hackers to crack than the likes of “Tr0ub4dor&3”?

Well, I’m full of admiration for whoever the web developer was at Dropbox who implemented this on their sign-up form…

Animated gif of Dropbox login form

Turns out if you attempt to register “correcthorsebatterystaple” as your password on Dropbox, the site (quite rightly) objects.

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Very droll.

Hat-tip: Reddit.


Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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