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April 16, 2014

How to Use a Password Manager to Make Strong Passwords Easy

…you randomly create complicated passwords that could take hackers a long time to crack; it also stores your passwords so you don’t have to remember them or make a note…

November 20, 2012

Passwords Can’t Protect You, But Here’s How to Make Them Safer

passwords are not and can never again be secure. (Read why here.) That said, until someone comes up with a better system, there are ways you can protect yourself, Honan…

July 29, 2014

Inspirational Passwords You Won’t Forget

…computer demanded that he reset his password – again. Eight characters, upper and lower case, one special character, none of his previous 15 passwords… and he had just split up…

May 10, 2015

The oldest prom date ever, passwords you can swallow – and more from the week online

…the chair will still be rocking. To read more, click here. Would you swallow your password to make life easier? We all hate having to create and remember new passwords

December 6, 2013

How to Create – and Remember – a Secure Online Password

…send or store the passwords. Here’s how to use a password generator: Go to strongpasswordgenerator.com or random.org/passwords Follow the instructions to select the number of characters you want your password…

April 15, 2014

The Heartbleed Bug: What You Need to Do to Stay Safe

…and remember passwords for you. Read our Tech Tip.   Learn how to protect your passwords with two-step verification Want to know more about Heartbleed and how it happened? Read…

August 17, 2017

Oops: Those P@$sw0rd Rules Were All Wrong

If creating and remembering passwords has become increasingly annoying (and difficult), Bill Burr would like to apologize. Burr was the person who proposed that passwords have at least eight capital…

March 5, 2018

Quick online safety tune-up

…become invisible. 5. What You’re Doing: Using Weak Passwords What You Should Be Doing Instead: I’ve always recommended switching to pass phrases where you create a strong password from a…

April 15, 2014

Password Help: What Is Two-Step Verification?

…(Also read our tips for creating and remembering secure online passwords here.) Staying on top of passwords is a pain for everyone. Fortunately, many online sites including Google, PayPal, Facebook,…

November 21, 2012

How to Protect Your Personal Info From Cybercrooks

…password We typically prove our identity on the Web through a username and password, which is why weak and ineffective passwords open the door for identity theft. You might think…

August 18, 2013

Linky Sunday: The Latest on Diet & Stroke Risk, Seniors & Facebook…

…click here to read her thoughtful blog post and the solutions that readers have contributed. How strong are your passwords? The tech site for women, Techlicious, reported on a Carnegie…

January 1, 2013

2012: The Year Online

…for most goosebump-inducing: A woman grieving for her brother and cousin who were shot dead in Brooklyn.     Worst Passwords of 2012 Via Splashdata. Apparently Internet users didn’t learn…

November 22, 2019

SIM Card Scam

…in credentials, the scammer could log in to your bank account and steal your money, or take over your email or social media accounts. And they could change the passwords

January 13, 2020

Trading in your phone?

…could have sensitive, personal information on it (your passwords, account numbers, emails, text messages, photos, or videos). If that information ends up in the wrong hands, someone could use it…

November 28, 2018

Save Money & Stay Safe While Holiday Shopping Online

…can remember (stay away from passwords like “12345” or even the word “password” because they are easy to guess). Current thinking favors longer passwords, check our article here. For more…