Password joke named funniest at Edinburgh Fringe

Graham Cluley
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Chattering joke teethA joke about passwords has won a competition for the funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Stand-up comedian Nick Helm was judged to have the best joke of the festival, beating a number of better-known acts. 10 comedy critics spent two weeks hunting for the best jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe, putting their top 30 shortlist to a public vote.

You’re probably wondering what this joke is by now, right? Here it is..

"I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves."

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Helm describes himself as “the human car crash of light entertainment”.

If you think you know a better joke about computer security, why not leave it as a comment below? Who knows, maybe you’ll be making your debut at Edinburgh next year.

A highly exclusive Naked Security t-shirt is up for grabs for whatever we decide is the best entry.

Hat-tip: BBC News via reader Barry McCauley

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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