When you think about security password, most likely complicated lengthy combinations come to mind; especially when we’re talking about something that can kill 100 million people in a blast and start a world wide nuclear holocaust. But, as always, America is full or surprises.
Imagine if you were to set up this password, what would it be? For me it would be something like “9CfeZzyOaE83oR”, spoken by the president at a certain tone pitch, and in a weird sioux dialect and then backwards by the vice president in Morse code. But the US government chose 00,00,00,00,00,00 instead. So basically, any soldier guarding it could go to the control panel and type 0 all the way and BAM! Or better yet, any infiltrated spy could to this.
If you ask me, I’d be curious to find out who came and asked to replace this wonderful and impossible-to-break combination. Well, this is definitely something to think about when you’re tucked in bed at night.
Andrei's background is in geophysics, and he's been fascinated by it ever since he was a child. Feeling that there is a gap between scientists and the general audience, he started ZME Science -- and the results are what you see today.