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May 28, 2019 Tuesday 10:39:42 PM IST

Setting Passwords for Preserving Childhood Memories and Future Thoughts

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Many people create passwords to be used for various login purposes with the objective of preserving autobiographical memories or planning future activities, according to a new study.

The study conducted by Victoria University of Wellingdon showed that half of the respondents created passwords to preserve some childhood incidents, or streets they lived, pets they had in memory.Some people created passwords to keep them think of some events that may happen in the future, reports Robbie Taylor who did the research alongside Professor Gary from the University of Waikato.


The study was inspired by a New York Times article of 2014 which caused loss of large number of employees of companies who used passwords to digitally lock files. Finding personal information including childhood incidents from their family members helped them retrieve lot of pass words.

Source: https://www.victoria.ac.nz/news/2019/05/passwords-serve-a-personal-purpose
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