Snookums was telling me about this computer password survey recently. Twelve hundred users were asked which category their passwords fit into. Nearly half were in the “family” group, using their own name or nickname or somebody in their family’s name. “So many people tend to subconsciously believe that their password has to sum up the very essence of their being in one word.” Which is funny when you think about it, because nobody (hopefully) ever sees it! I’ve got four passwords that I tend to rotate. One’s a book, one’s a film reference, and two are places. Hmmm… This might make an interesting poll (since I seem to have lost a lot of you with the Heathers reference).

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