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    Ah, why not. Someone has to cater for the truly stupid. Apple makes the iPhone 5S for such people and they don't get too much stick, so why not?

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    I hope it has handy spaces for me to write all my PIN numbers down... and those pesky passwords for telephone banking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    I hope it has handy spaces for me to write all my PIN numbers down... and those pesky passwords for telephone banking!
    It needs a bit at the beginning for me to write my DoB, mother's maiden name and my first cats name.

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    From the comments:

    "it really doesnt matter if you write your passwords down for stuff because people are very unlikely to go looking through your things to get passwords for stuff, its much more likely to be stolen by hacking or online scams."

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    I'm starting to grow weary of the iPhone comments....

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    From the comments:

    "it really doesnt matter if you write your passwords down for stuff because people are very unlikely to go looking through your things to get passwords for stuff, its much more likely to be stolen by hacking or online scams."
    depends who youre tying to keep out. A book like that is no sue if you have kids who really want to say order something off amazon or in a school next to the pc (instead of the post it) for the sims password

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    It certainly beats having one password for everything as it's easy to remember and also better than post-it notes with passwords written on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    I'm starting to grow weary of the iPhone comments....
    Not meant in quite the way I think you're thinking, don't worry! I mean compared to the 5C or non bling-plated models etc. Tongue in cheek

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    Okie dokie. It just seems to be a thing on here that if you own an iphone you're a bit of a sheep. I'd like to think I can make educated decisions about me tech.

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    Each to their own; someone likes a product, they buy, that's the way it works! There are sheep certainly, those that have no need and/or can't afford but buy anyway outside of their means. That goes for any expensive phone!

    I must admit to owning one of those electronic diaries back in the day for keeping passwords. Before mobile phones were a thing, or at least ones that were capable of more than one line on the display Seems like an age ago! I saw "one of", I think people got me one for every christmas for 5 years. Seemed like a good idea at the time but no different to using the same password for everything; all the contents therein were only as safe as the initial password.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    I'm starting to grow weary of the iPhone....
    Fixed this for you

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    *hands @Little-Miss a large wooden object. You know, just the right sort of gripping and swinging... With a Nokia 3310 gaffer taped to the end for extra blunt-force trauma*

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    I was in the staffroom the other day and one TA was talking to another about some stuff she had saved in her work area that the other one needed. So she said, don't worry, my password is......
    Whereupon I shouted "NO!" quite loudly and everyone was surprised. Given that it was the TA who I had asked not to eat her lunch over a netbook the day before and then only that morning pointed out that she had left said netbook on the side in the staffroom..she wasn't best pleased with me.

    I do see their point though - on my curriculum network there really isn't much that should be kept safe so they merrily share passwords and log on as each other every day. I have explained the issues but it doesn't really sink in - if anyone can give me any pointers on what else I can say that would ring true with them I would be very grateful

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    if anyone can give me any pointers on what else I can say that would ring true with them I would be very grateful
    "If I catch you handing out your password, your account will be disabled"

    Seems to work. [I HAVE told people this. I've also threatened to cut off their internet.]

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