Be afraid, very afraid

By Memphis Barker
Updated March 21 2013 - 11:23pm, first published 10:46pm
'If you stopped 10 people in the street with an appropriate story you'd get one or two to give their passwords up.' Photo: James Davies
'If you stopped 10 people in the street with an appropriate story you'd get one or two to give their passwords up.' Photo: James Davies

Until not so long ago I used one tinpot password for pretty much all my activity online. Eight characters long – without numbers or symbols – its prime value was sentimental, the product of a relationship that started in the era of the floppy disk.

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