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Virgin Media User Embarrassed by Randomly Generated WiFi Password

Sunday, December 27th, 2015 (10:18 am) - Score 3,675

Cable operator Virgin Media has suffered a small bit of mild comical embarrassment after one of the randomly generated WiFi passwords for their SuperHub routers gave one elderly home owner a rather silly network key of (NSFW)..

.. “gayfkers“. Naturally the customer in question, or rather her daughter, was less than pleased with the password choice: “Completely disgusted that my elderly mother has her Virgin Wi-Fi installed with THIS as her password?!” The situation was then made worse by the fact that the customer in question claims to have gay relatives, who would no doubt take offence.

However it’s perhaps not fair to blame Virgin Media for this particular problem, not least since WiFi passwords are randomly generated (i.e. with 4 million customers something like this was bound to happen eventually), private and can / should be changed on the router as soon as you receive it.

Indeed if anything Virgin Media’s only fault is that the password they generated was not very secure and easy to brute force attack. At the very least they should have perhaps tried to include some numbers and the odd UPPER-CASE character. It wouldn’t have hurt to make it a bit longer too.

Otherwise the ISP has apologised to the customer and promised to tweak future password generations with a little extra “quality control” 🙂 .

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4 Responses
  1. sentup.custard says:

    Ms “Completely disgusted”
    UraFkw1T.

  2. Gareth says:

    “The situation was then made worse by the fact that the customer in question claims to have gay relatives, who would no doubt take offence”

    It’s a randomly generated password, so why would they take offence? I don’t understand why people even have the front to make this in to a story…..the world has gone completely mad. I can tell you that none of my gay friends would take offence at that.

    1. sentup.custard says:

      Nor would any of mine, Gareth – but the world is full of “righteous” halfwits who wake up each morning determined to be offended at least three times before breakfast on behalf of supposed “victims” of one imagined prejudice or another, who, if asked, would be totally baffled as to what the said halfwits are on about.

  3. JamesM says:

    Never go onto AAISP then they give you all of them as standard. Mine used to be Jittery Salttool

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