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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    A user’s foolproof guide to choosing terrible passwords

    As a seasoned (some would say ‘power’) user you know how demanding good password selection can be – there are so many different things to consider. It’s a statement and a public performance; a password is a micro-haiku that lets the office newbie know they’re playing with the big boys when you...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    GoToMyPC accounts hacked, all customer passwords reset

    Experiencing a problem logging into GoToMyPC? There's a reason for that. Your password has been reset by Citrix, the company which runs GoToMyPC.com, after hackers reportedly attacked the service. Here is part of GoToMyPC's security advisory: IMPORTANT SECURITY MESSAGE FROM THE GoToMYPC TEAM...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft Protects You From Yourself, Outright Bans Worst Passwords

    The point of a password is to keep your accounts secure. A bad password, though, doesn’t do that very well. And despite decades’ worth of repeated warnings not to use the same terrible passwords, millions of people still regularly do, even when a system tries to require better ones. So...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    If Your Password Is On This List, It’s Time To Change It

    We get it. Maybe you revived your childhood obsession with Star Wars. But don’t extend that fandom to your password, or you could end up welcoming in… the dark side. And by that, we mean anyone who happens to look at the list of 2015’s Worst Passwords. This year’s list from SlapDash uses...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    City of birth? Why password questions are a terrible idea

    Using secret questions to give people access to their passwords is a terrible idea, according to a new paper from Google. A white paper [PDF] called "Secrets, Lies, and Account Recovery: Lessons from the Use of Personal Knowledge Questions at Google" dug into the data of millions of users...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    ToolWiz Time Freeze Protects Your PC’s State With a Password

    Windows: Programs that "freeze" Windows are great for testing new software without risking your system or simply protecting a family member from infecting their computer. Each time you reboot, all the changes (including viruses) are erased. ToolWiz is another system restore utility, but this...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How To Find Out If Superfish Infected Your Computer – And What To Do About It

    If you follow anything having to do with tech on the Internet, you have undoubtedly read something about Superfish in the past 24 hours. In a nutshell, Lenovo sold tons of computers with software called Superfish Visual Discovery pre-installed. Lenovo has been selling computers preloaded with...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Lenovo Has Just Released An Automatic Superfish Removal Tool

    Lenovo has released a tool to help users remove Superfish, according to a statement released today by the company. Superfish is an adware program that was pre-installed on Lenovo's consumer PCs and made users vulnerable to attack. The Superfish bug quickly went from bad to worse yesterday when...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    What To Do If You Lose the Master Password to Your Password Manager

    Using a password manager is smart security. That’s nothing new. However, the best password managers keep your credentials locked behind a single "master" password that only you know. But what happens if you lose that master password? If you lose or forget your master password, getting in...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    5 Passwords You Should Never Use

    Password. Believe it or not, this is still a common password. Don’t use it. Letmein. We recommend that you use passphrases that are memorable. Just don’t use this one. It ranks high on several lists of the most-used passwords. Monkey. This common word appears on many lists of popular...
  11. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Top 5 Security Risks Quietly Eroding Your Privacy

    Is privacy dead? Security experts Michael Gregg and Kevin Blackman examine the many ways in which apps and services can promote your private information. 1. Some Apps Store Personal Data In Clear Text Gregg, the founder and CEO of Superior Solutions, wants everyone to remember what happened...
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