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Pin Collection

Pin Collection (Photo credit: Rachel Ford James)

English: Line art drawing of belaying pins.

English: Line art drawing of belaying pins. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A wooden "roller" type rolling pin

A wooden “roller” type rolling pin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is helpful knowledge for oldies and newbies alike.


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University of South Wales: Information Security & Privacy


Despite a rise in credit card fraud, the most commonly-used PIN is still 1234, with 1111 and 0000 coming in second and third.

Research has revealed that one in ten codes is so obvious it would take criminals just one attempt to guess it correctly, while more than a quarter of the codes are used so often they can be guessed in fewer than 20 attempts.

The study from DataGenetics analysed 3.4 million four-digit codes and found that many people use birth years as PINs, making it even easier for hackers to guess a code simply by finding out a person’s age from online accounts.


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