Knitters & Password Protection

I received this very funny message that may have gone viral already.  🙂  If not, here it is for you.  (Please note that the email I received (7/19/12) – or at least its pictures – originated from as noted at the bottom of each picture before I cropped them.)

By the way, if anyone has the patterns for what you see below, please share!

____________[the forwarded email, italics mine] ___________________

Given the  current climate re: concerns for computer and data security,  I suggest you take this message seriously.  This is for your own safety and security!

If your workplace has been assessed and determined to be at a low level of risk,  the following method (below) is recommended to ensure no one can see your passwords or what you’re typing.

For a moderate level of  risk, this method (below) ensures no one can see your passwords, what you’re typing, or which website you’re visiting.

For a high  level of risk, this method (below) ensures ultimate security.

Be safe out there  people!

PS.   Anyone who can knit, here is a new business opportunity!


Note:   I looked up “” and discovered it is a yahoo group of email friends.  I went to the website and found neither these particular pictures nor more source information.  On July 19, 2012, I sent an e-mail using the “contact” on asking whether it was alright to post these pictures to my blog.  I never received a response.  Of course I will, if asked, immediately remove them.


About sweatyknitter

Fiber art devotee, author, and amateur artisan bread baker.
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33 Responses to Knitters & Password Protection

  1. Glad you enjoyed!


  2. anotiontoknit says:

    This is so funny, I’m glad you shared!


  3. knittedfog says:

    Reblogged this on The Blog of Knitted Fog and commented:
    I think this will be all the rage ….


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  5. It looks like it! Thank you! I just wrote her (Becky Stern). I will put a link to her blog etc. immediately! She also provides her instructions for making.


  6. Consumed by both the internet and knitting. Oh! The horror! (in that second photo, sure looks like she’s browsing


  7. yambean says:

    Thanks,,,, it helped end the day on a good note.


  8. thehandmadeyou says:

    Amazingly, we do. And it seems every day we are coming up with new things to knit and crochet for. Keep up the great work and great posts. I really like your blog!


  9. thehandmadeyou says:

    That was TOO funny! My type of humor 🙂 I actually have tears in my eyes, I started laughing so hard!!


  10. A web developer friend of mine read the blog and laughed so hard he fell off his chair.


  11. (I giggle every time I see the pictures!)


  12. Thanks for visiting … I laughed when I first saw them as well. (I love reading Curls & Q!)


  13. Oh dear … I’m glad my post brought a laugh in your day.


  14. yambean says:

    Thank you I needed a good laugh, the front steering rod thingies on the wagon just failed and took our food budget.


  15. My first time seeing those, they are hilarious. Thanks for sharing. I found you via Curls and Q.


  16. Hahahahahahahha hilarious !!!!


  17. Curls & Q says:

    Love it! 😎


  18. Of course you’re welcome … I think any knitter or crocheter would find this funny … but to the uninitiated I’m not sure. 🙂


  19. Think we might get some strange looks if we knit that and gave it a try?!


  20. I laughed – but then thought, “Now why didn’t I ever think of that?!” (Imagine if we could slip a hood type thing over our head that will drape over the ATM at the bank or the card slide machine at the supermarket!)


  21. Ahhh, I guess the age of the computers/keyboards should have told me. 🙂 But I’m glad people are enjoying it anyways!


  22. I sent it to someone who works in the field of computer safety issues, and she said she laughed until she cried. See, I think we fiber addicts have so much to contribute to so many fields! 🙂


  23. Northern Narratives says:

    This is so funny! Maybe the patterns are on Ravelry?


  24. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  25. ethgran says:

    It has been several years since I first saw these pictures so they have certainly gone viral by now. ;o} Not to worry. They are a hoot.


  26. Well I’d rather go old fashioned knitting for security arrangement such as those than the modern plastic, bag over the head anyone?! 🙂


  27. Hilarious! Thanks for sharing.


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