Identity Fraud Prevention Week

by Stuart on 18 October 2010

It's National Identity Fraud Prevention Week this week.

There's a worrying article in November's WIRED magazine which tells us that an awful lot of people out there have absolutely no imagination when it comes to passwords.

Popular passwords include (STILL!) 

  • password
  • 123456
  • qwerty
  • the same as my username
  • my phone number
  • my birthday

When you think of the chaos that a bad guy can cause if he steals your identity, then why do some of us use these daft passwords?

I have a dreadful memory for quite a lot of things.  But I built a password which looks like a random collection of letters (upper and lower case), digits and punctuation marks.  For the first couple of days it was a struggle, but now I can rattle it off in no time.  Probably about time I changed it…..

There is no excuse – there, told you!  There are loads of articles on the interweb to help you with concocting a decent, secure password.  Here is a link to just one.  Please read it and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

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