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Game Show Contestants Sue

You SCREWED US

on $580k Question

9/24/2012 5:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Question: What is the most common computer password?
A) Password
B) 123456
C) I Love You

Answer: Depends on who you ask ... because two former game show contestants are now suing the people behind "Million Dollar Money Drop" claiming they guessed correctly ... but were hosed out of the $580k prize.

TMZ obtained a lawsuit filed by Andrew and Patricia Murray ... who appeared on the Endemol-produced game show back in 2011.

In the suit, the Murrays claim they wagered $580k after receiving the question: "According to the data security firm IMPERVA, what is the most common computer password?"

The Murrays claim they guessed B, based on personal knowledge of surveys and articles and having  read numerous studies on the Internet ... but they were told they were WRONG.

On the show, which aired on FOX, they were told the answer was A ... and the Murrays lost their shot at the money.

But in the suit, the Murrays claim they were tricked by Endemol producers ... because, "IMPERVA did not conduct its own objective survey of computer users but rather supports its assertion that 123456 is the most common password based on analysis of a hacking incident involving a website known as RockYou.com."

FYI -- the hacking incident referenced in the suit occurred back in 2009.

In the docs, the Murrays argue "If [they] would have known that the question was pertaining to a random, single incident ... they would have hedged their bets and played differently."

The Murrays argue that they were "tricked" -- despite the fact they were promised there would be no "trick questions." Now, they're suing Endemol, FOX, and others for the $580k -- plus punitive damages and other fees.

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46.

Billy    

I have been working in IT for the past 20 years, the correct answer is PASSWORD! These people are idiots.

722 days ago
47.

sc1432    

I have 2 words for the Murry's : SORE LOSERS !!

If they were so into surveys and such..they would of know the correct answer.

I am sure thousands of people who have lost on game shows would of loved to sue,but commen sence took over and accepted there loss and went forward in life.
The Murry's not only lost the game but now are going to lose there dignity with this lame lawsuit.

Is this what we should teach our kids ? Lose at a game and sue becasue you can do that in America? Kids it is okay to be sore losers ?
I would NEVER teach my kids this, lead my example..
What a waste of courts time . Get over it Murry's. They got ya and u lost..Life goes on..

722 days ago
48.

jokerchick    

I saw this episode and my husband and I guessed "password"....whatevs

722 days ago
49.

Romp    

They were wrong - it's 123456

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/business-brains/top-20-most-common-passwords-of-all-time-revealed-8216123456-8216princess-8216qwerty/4519

722 days ago
50.

Alicia    

Idk what surveys they were reading because I think the obvious answer is "password"

713 days ago
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