Here's another reason to make sure the password for your computer is a secret, and that you lock the screen when you're away from it.
PayPal's One Touch has come to Australia. If you've ever wished you didn't have to enter your ID and password every time you pay for an online purchase, this one's for you.
You know the way logging into PayPal makes you think "should I really be buying this? Do I really need it? Can I afford it?" When your answer is "no," that's what's called shopping cart abandonment, and etailers and the payments industry think it is a Bad Thing.
While customers aren't forced to use it, if you're making several purchases in a row - perhaps you're getting busy with the Christmas shopping because there are only 120 days to go - there will be a definite temptation to click the "Stay logged in for faster purchases" checkbox.
From then on, your PayPal account can be used to make purchases via that device and browser without the entry of your credentials.
If that works for you, that's fine. But there is a definite security vs convenience tradeoff. If you log into your computer with the password "password" or unlock your phone or tablet with the passcode "1234" then you'd probably do well to avoid it. Not that we think iTWire readers would do that, but you might have a friend or relative that's not as careful or security-minded as you are.