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Contemplating What Password Resets Would be Like in Medieval Times

Forgetting your password is hard enough, with all of the secret questions you’re supposed to remember as well. There is that box you have to click to ensure you’re human. And Gods forbid you get that captcha test about which boxes have street signs in them. But have you ever wondered how people got by in olden times if they forgot the password? Television shows make it seem like if you don’t have the password, you’re not getting in. And what if you guess wrong? Death?

Comedian and screenwriter Alasdair Beckett-King has come up with a funny sketch about what it may have been like forgetting a password before technology. It’s probably not how they would have approached it but knowing what hoops we have to jump through now? It’s really funny.

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