15 Rules for Better Computer and Internet Security

This will be the list of things I wished someone told me before getting into computer and internet security. Following these tips will help keep you better secured on your computer and help you avoid bad security mistakes. 1. Use Anti-Virus You need to run Anti-Virus (AV) software that is beyond what came with your …

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You Have More Passwords Than You Realize – Over 100!

The average person has over 100 passwords. That is 100 passwords following 100 different password requirements. It’s no wonder people hate passwords; remembering all that is not possible and leads to poor password hygiene. This is why you need a password manager. Just one master password to remember, and everything is kept encrypted and secure. …

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Best Password Manager for the Elderly?

The best password manager for the elderly or less techie people is pen and paper. There is no need to overcomplicate it or force anyone to use tech they don’t need or understand. It’s okay to write down your passwords so long as you keep them safe. Why Pen And Paper? Where you store your …

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Hierarchy of 2FA – Why We Don’t Need SMS 2FA

To understand why we don’t need SMS 2FA, we’ll order the factors from least secure to most secure. Password Password + SMS 2FA Password + Authenticator App Unique Password Unique Password + U2F *A unique password is a reasonable length, random, and never reused password. Password – Affected by phishing attacks, credential stuffing attacks, malware, and brute force …

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Password Requirements Suck – How To Fix Them

Password requirements keep getting more complicated as the years go on. It used to be simple, 5 characters minimum. Then it was 6, then 8 but with a capital and a number. Today, it’s not unheard of to have password rules of 15 characters minimum along with uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and special characters. When does …

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Password Education Happens At The Sign Up Page

The sign up page is often the only education users get about passwords. Ask any user what they think makes for a strong password and find the response sounds like they’re reading off password requirements. Password requirements on sign up pages have spent years teaching users to make “strong” passwords when they should have been …

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