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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10+ Places To Hide Your Master Password

If you have a password manager, you know that forgetting your master password will lock you out forever. This is why it’s okay to write down your master password. Then a new question comes up, how do you keep from losing your master password? Here is a list of ways to store your master password …

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Who Do You Trust More – 200 Websites or Yourself?

Who do you trust more? 200 websites to store your passwords or yourself? If you’re not using a password manager, you’re trusting 200 websites* to secure your same or similar passwords. This is like living in a neighborhood where everyone’s house keys are the same. It’s only a matter of time before one house key …

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How to Make a Password for Online Accounts

Pick a phrase or a password you already use. Each time you sign up for an account, add one or two random words to the end of it. Never reuse that password. That’s it, only three steps. Here are some examples: Fluffy123companyFluffy123partnerflowersFluffy123BookCase12 This is lightyears better than using “Fluffy123” for everything. Just don’t use the …

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Usernames Need to Be Unique Just like Passwords

Another week and another group of people thinking this or that website has been breached. The latest one got me thinking because the people affected claimed to use a password manager to generate strong passwords. Usually, when there is a breach its the same song and dance of users reusing passwords and case closed. I …

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