Tag Archives: identity theft

Passwords – how secure is my password?

[update 09Feb2014] Kudos to howsecureismypassword.net — I’ve just revisited their site, to discover that their home page now bears the disclaimer (and useful advice): This site could be stealing your password… it’s not, but it easily could be. Be careful … Continue reading

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Passwords: storing passwords

Back in 2007 I wrote a post (One Ring To Rule Them All) detailing my idea for coping with the Internet-necessitated need to manage a whole bunch of passwords with some modicum of security, and without fear of tearing all your … Continue reading

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Passwords: Pinning down the PINs

Are you any good at remembering numbers? Most people I’ve met say they’re not. What would you say if I said I had a way of remembering all the PINs on all of my credit and debit cards – a way that doesn’t require me … Continue reading

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Passwords: One Ring to Rule Them All

Have you ever heard of ‘Identity Theft’? (No? Where have you been the last few years – playing Evercrack or something?)   Using one password for everything is definitely a Bad Idea. So is writing that one password down on a post-it note … Continue reading

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