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FROM THE WORLD OF TECH

Make the most of digital devices, websites, apps and gadgets, with genealogical web guru Paul Carter

Gadget know-how for genies

How secure is your password?

We have email accounts, family history websites, online banking, online shopping, the list continues to grow as our reliance upon technology increases. Do you have separate passwords for each and do you change them regularly? Keeping track and remembering our passwords is a challenge for us all so it’s unsurprising we often just repeat the same password many times. A recent survey showed that ‘password’, ‘123456’ and ‘qwerty’ remain some of the most popular passwords. Some websites and mobile apps do make a better job of insisting on more secure passwords but the responsibility mostly remains with the individual.

Creating a memorable password

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