A FATHER who believes himself computer-savvy keeps a list of his passwords on a post-it note stuck to his monitor.
Despite being so paranoid about having his identity stolen that he shreds all his post before disposing of it, Martin Bishop believes he has a foolproof system of IT security.
Bishop’s daughter Hannah said: “He thinks his passwords are so cryptic that no burglar would be able to make sense of them, but it’s not going to take Edward Snowden to see a post-it note with ‘MrTibbles1234’ written on it to figure out what’s going on.
“I mean, he’s not especially at risk of being hacked, unless any criminal wants access to a spreadsheet of MOT receipts dating back to 1981, or a folder of 750 nearly identical photos of his recent holiday in the Alps.
“But I know he’s got several thousands pounds stashed away in a savings account and I’m banking on that for a house deposit, so I need to make sure the old duffer doesn’t do anything stupid.”
Mr Bishop said: “My children may laugh, but in 16 years of surfing the world wide web I’ve never once been compromised. Now if you’ll excuse me, Amazon have emailed telling me my account’s on hold until I click the link and enter everything again.”