Superman's Password

About a quarter of the way down on this page, you'll find a scan of a 1970s Superman comic in which a hacker kid breaks into the Fortress of Solitude's computer system, using what looks to be a TRS-80 Model III. Superman's password was "Kal-El": his Kryptonian name.

Posted on August 11, 2006 at 12:16 PM • 14 Comments


MadPatterAugust 11, 2006 1:39 PM

Terrorist plot alert!!! From the comfort of their caves (with broadband), the terrorists begin posting horrible, evil puns on blogs everywhere on the internet. Millions of innocent Americans are instantly incapacited by mind-numbing pain, their groans echoing down the streets of every major city.

"Steve Adams" -- bah. As if that's your REAL name. More like "Kal-D-Ron of Evil"!

aikimarkAugust 11, 2006 10:17 PM


Mixture of upper case, lower case, and punctuation characters. A bit on the short side.

What is most interesting about the story line is the possibility that the Fortress of Solitude would have a telephone line. You can't expect much solitude if the phone is constantly ringing. ;-)

The no-call list didn't appear until the late 90s.

csrsterAugust 14, 2006 1:59 AM

I admit it. My first ever computer password was the name of my then-current D&D character, complete with first-letter capitalisation. We were all a little naive in those days.

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