SULTANS DISCUSS PASSWORDS
Four SULTANS sit around a stone table.
When you come to my cave, you'll find it closed. But to gain
entry, all you have to do is utter the secret phrase "OPEN SESAME."
The other sultans exchange glances.
Yeah. Open Sesame.
That's a pretty weak password.
Why? It works! No one's gotten in there.
You're asking for trouble. Someone's definitely gonna get in
with a password like that.
Let me ask you: is it upper case O and S, or is the whole
thing lower case?
It doesn't matter -- you just say it.
That's your problem right there. The password for MY cave is
"Open Sesame" but you have to specify capital letters for the start of each
word. You have to say "Capital O, pen, Capital S, esame."
Yeah, that helps, but I change the "e's" to 3s. "Capital O,
pee three enn. Capital S, 3-sam-3."
That's too hard to remember.
It's not! You just picture "Open Sesame" in your head and
sort of read it out loud. It's mnemomic.
(to Sultan 1)
Just change it to something else.
No, because I use that password everywhere. I'm not changing
That's even worse! Someone gets into your cave, then they can
get into your bank account, your gmail.
This is embarrassing, but I never even changed my cave's
password from the factory default. It's just "Cave."
And it's never gotten robbed.
It's hidden pretty well behind some shurbs.
Yeah, that's security through obscurity. Risky, but it often
I have to change mine every six weeks. I've had "Open Sesame"
with the 3s, before that I had it in sentence form "Let's Open This Sesame9"
with the first letter of each word capitalized and the nine stuck on the end.
Before that it was "JoshuaTree1987"
Look, there's no problem, okay? No one has robbed my cave and
my password has worked out fine.
I once forgot my password. But my cave has a feature where
you hit a button and a genie flies to your castle to tell you what your
password is -- but ONLY YOUR CASTLE.
What was your password?
Open Sesame. I felt stupid for forgetting.