Would you make your password public for art? About 600 people did.
The creators of Trust Me, It’s Art asked users to share their passwords to make a statement about internet security. And people are submitting their passwords.
It’s “the rush that you get when you enter your password. You find it in the gallery. It’s always staring at you. You feel vulnerable,” said Jure Martinec, who created the Trust Me It’s Art site with fellow graphic design students Klemen Ilovar and Nejc Prah in Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana.
Dan Goodin, the security editor of the US tech website Ars Technica, says the approach of Trust Me It’s Art’s creators is wrong-headed as any password that’s submitted to the site can be easily exploited by hackers.
While all submissions are anonymous, and they’re continuously shuffled, there aren’t any special security precautions. The creators of the site say they wouldn’t mind if a hacker did exploit the passwords.
(Image: Submitted passwords at trustmeitsart.com.)