01/21/10 176 W - + 7 - 5 Time on the Computer, Choosing a Password


Two interesting New York Times articles for your consideration. First, a report on a study that shows the average young person in America is spending every waking moment outside of school using a smart phone, computer, television, or other electronic device. Makes sense to Mr. Blogger, an average older person in America, and who obviously spends more time online that he should. Doesn't help that he's a desk jockey by day. And let's not talk about time spent using digital cameras! Read that article.

Second, a story on passwords. According to a new study, one in five users of web sites choose passwords that are easy to hack. Such as "abc123," "iloveyou," or even, gasp, "password." The article includes a list of the most popular ones on the site RockYou. My favorites: "qwerty," "111111," and "0". Guess we're all less smart in some way or other. That's the human condition. Everyone rides their own short bus. Read that article.







  
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