Moderating big IT forum is always fun as you get to see all sort of people asking questions that don’t really belong in there. Today we had a case of (probably a teenage) girl, who wanted to know how to hack into her boyfriends MSN account. He refused to share the password and chat logs with her. She took this as a huge trust issue from him and thought that he’s hiding something from here.
While denying access and not talking about this afterwards is probably the worst way to handle this issue, I wanted to ask my Twitter followers about their opinion. The question was simple:
Quick poll: do you think you need to share your email password with your spouse/gf/bf for a healthy relationship (and they with you)?
Feedback was not really surprising. A big no and it seems that they’d sooner break up the relationship than share their credentials.
On a side note, this means that it’s probably easier to phish a password than get the other person to reveal it.
I’m also sharing the answers as they’re fun to read: