Hunter2 refers to the password of Internet Relay Chat user AzureDiamond who was tricked into sharing it in a conversation which went viral online.
“Hunter2” remains a popular reference on the internet, either as a fake password or as a reminder that Stupid Is as Stupid Does.
The “hunter2” IRC fragment between Cthon98 and AzureDiamond where the latter answered yes to the question Do You Are Have Stupid, was uploaded to Bash on June 4th, 2004.
In the conversation, Cthon98 tricks AzureDiamond into naively writing their password in the chat, by telling them it’s displayed as stars for other user; truly a situation where one drops an F in the chat.
“Hunter2” became a viral reference within a short span of time, accumulating shares on various forums, message boards and chatrooms, reminding users that We All Make Mistakes in The Heat of Passion, Jimbo.
It remained an iconic copypasta in the second half of the 2000’s and well into the 2010’s, serving a cautionary tale to everyone on the web.
An entry was added on “hunter2” to Urban Dictionary on July 23rd, 2020, with a copy of the discussion attached to the definition