But WAY classier than Post-Its, right?


This pilot fish has used monthly desk calendars at work for years to track what she's worked on each day. But somehow she's never bothered to look at all the extra sections that the calendar companies shoehorn in at the end of each month.

"Usually it's just stuff like addresses, birthday notes, and so on," says fish. "But the other day, I accidentally dropped my calendar and it flipped open to a section in the back.

"It was several pages specifically designed to record all your passwords, user names and accounts.

"Right there in one spot, sitting on your desk next to your computer?!? It's just a more organized version of sticking the passwords on Post-It notes on your monitor!

"Despite all the warnings over all the years, calendar companies have joined the hacker community to make it impossible to keep our systems secure..."

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