Category «Security Tips»

Protect Your Child’s Privacy Online

security4web has a nice list of suggestions to protect your child online (follow the link to read the entire 19-point list): Be aware of cyberspace threats! Learn about all risks children may face while surfing on the Internet and start educating them on how to protect themselves online. Talk to your children about dangers they …

Goodbye, Passwords. You Aren’t a Good Defense.

From the New York Times: The best password is a long, nonsensical string of letters and numbers and punctuation marks, a combination never put together before. Some admirable people actually do memorize random strings of characters for their passwords — and replace them with other random strings every couple of months. Then there’s the rest …

Create strong passwords with Password Meter

A couple of weeks ago I shared a link to the Microsoft Password Checker. Well, a couple of days ago Download Squad mentioned another, better site, Password Meter: This application is designed to assess the strength of password strings. The instantaneous visual feedback provides the user a means to improve the strength of their passwords, …

72 Tips for Safer Computing

PC Magazine has a nice collection of tips (72 of them) for “Safer Computing”: You might wonder if it’s even possible to have a safe computing experience in this day and age, beyond unplugging your broadband connection and never installing any software. Of course it’s possible, but it will take some work on your part. …

Microsoft Password Checker

Over the last few weeks there have been quite a few sites and newsletters that have linked to a new tool on the Microsoft site called Password Checker: Do you use strong passwords? A strong password should appear to be a random string of characters to an attacker. It should be 14 characters or longer, …

AntiRootkit.com

Most people are aware of viruses and the damage they can cause. Although rootkits have been around for a long time, it is only now becoming something that the average consumer is aware of. The site AntiRootkit.com aims to help people understand what rootkits are, highlight news regarding rootkits, and provide information on software to …

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