Password joke named funniest at Edinburgh Fringe

Graham Cluley
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A 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.”

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.

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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