Vocablet of the Day: Crook

Are your online accounts as secure as you think they are?  You might be surprised!

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You know you should never tell anyone your passwords, but you should also know which common passwords to avoid, if you want to keep your information safe from dishonest people, such as thieves.

Crooks know that the most common password is 1234, so they’ll try it first when they’re attempting to hack into someone’s account.  That means that even if you kept your password totally secret, you’re still vulnerable to crooks if that password is something easy to guess.

Have you ever had anything stolen from you by a crook?  Have your online accounts ever been hacked?  Tell us about it!

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Vocablet of the Day: Eponym

Today’s Vocablet flashcard provides insight into the origins of one of the world’s most infamous machines:

What if your name was used as the name of a machine that was used to kill tens of thousands of people?  The eponym (Joseph-Ignace Guillotin) Vocablet presents the decapitation device made famous in the French Revolution that got its name derived from the name of a person.  Dr. Guillotin didn’t even invent the device — all he did was suggest that death penalties be carried out in a humane fashion.  A twist of fate for him.

Interested in more grisly facts?  Find out about how the head can stay active for a few seconds after being separated from the body.

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Another surprising eponym is the diesel engine, named for its creator, Rudolf Diesel.  Do you know of another?  What kind of thing would you want your name to be an eponym for?