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PWGen – A Very Advanced Password Generator [Windows]

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PWGen – A Very Advanced Password Generator [Windows]

If you aren’t using cryptographically-strong passwords by now, you’re late. Trusting LastPass is not for everyone. No matter how much security software you have installed, a secure password is always going to be the foundation of basic online security and you’ve got to get used to it. A few years ago, I went through a phase where I spent several hours in a single day revising all of my passwords.

10-03-2013
PWGen – A Very Advanced Password Generator [Windows]
How To Change, Reset, And Picturize Your Windows 8 Password

Windows

How To Change, Reset, And Picturize Your Windows 8 Password

Windows 8 brings quite a few password-related changes. It uses Microsoft accounts by default, which means that your log in password is the same as the password for your Microsoft account online. You can reset this password online if you ever forget it. Windows 8 also allows you to create picture passwords, an ideal feature for touchscreen tablets.

18-02-2013
How To Change, Reset, And Picturize Your Windows 8 Password
5 New Year Resolutions Every Geek Should Aspire To [Opinion]

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5 New Year Resolutions Every Geek Should Aspire To [Opinion]

What about resolutions that geeks in particular should consider? Tech enthusiasts tend to have different priorities than other people – watching less TV, for example, may not be applicable if you’ve already replaced it with YouTube and video games. Here are five resolution ideas that even the most hardcore geek should consider.

01-01-2013
5 New Year Resolutions Every Geek Should Aspire To [Opinion]
How to Send Sensitive, Secure Emails, Passwords, and Files Without Fear

Internet

How to Send Sensitive, Secure Emails, Passwords, and Files Without Fear

So, here’s a common case: You need to share a password with someone, but if you just email it to them, it’s going to languish in their inbox and be exposed to any future hacker that might gain access to their account. Or perhaps you want to share a longer note, but don’t want to email it for the same reason. No matter your scenario, I’ve rounded up several solid ways to get your data across securely and privately.

06-12-2012
How to Send Sensitive, Secure Emails, Passwords, and Files Without Fear
6 Steps You Need To Take To Fortify Your Online Presence

Internet

6 Steps You Need To Take To Fortify Your Online Presence

These days, online safety feels like an overwhelming and complicated endeavor. Whether you’re answering e-mails, browsing the Internet, downloading music or buying things online, it seems like there are dangers everywhere you turn. You’ve got hackers trying to install keyloggers on your computer, shady characters attempting to intercept your Internet traffic, and criminals attempting to hack into your bank or Paypal account. With all of these threats, what on Earth is a regular user to do?

10-10-2012
6 Steps You Need To Take To Fortify Your Online Presence
The MUO Security Checklist: What You Need To Do Right Now To Be Safe

Windows

The MUO Security Checklist: What You Need To Do Right Now To Be Safe

Security can be an overwhelming subject – there are so many potential problems we need to think about when securing our computers, our online accounts, and our wireless networks. This list should help simplify things – follow this checklist and you’ll be well on your way to staying safe on a dangerous Internet. Many security problems are caused by other people, whether it’s a company releasing software with dangerous security holes or a website getting hacked.

10-10-2012
The MUO Security Checklist: What You Need To Do Right Now To Be Safe
5 Common Security Mistakes That Can Put Your Privacy & Money At Risk

Internet

5 Common Security Mistakes That Can Put Your Privacy & Money At Risk

How vulnerable are you? Ask any person who’s been robbed if it came as a surprise – I guarantee you it did. As the saying goes, the thief always comes in the night when you’re sleeping, when you’re least prepared. But even when you’re awake, you might be passively committing security mistakes, thus inviting hackers and crackers to fiddle with your things. Privacy and money are arguably the two most important things.

05-10-2012
5 Common Security Mistakes That Can Put Your Privacy & Money At Risk
LastPass for Firefox: The Ideal Password Management System

Browsers

LastPass for Firefox: The Ideal Password Management System

If you’ve not yet decided to use a password manager for your myriad logins online, it’s time you took a look at one of the best options around: LastPass. Many people are cautious about using a password manager, while others are often just undecided about which services are safe enough to use. LastPass is one of the safest password managers around and it is made especially useful by being available as a plugin for a wide variety of browsers.

30-08-2012
LastPass for Firefox: The Ideal Password Management System
Which Is More Secure, A Password Or a Pattern Lock?

Android

Which Is More Secure, A Password Or a Pattern Lock?

Our smartphones carry a lot of personal information. All of your text messages, emails, notes, apps, app data, music, pictures, and so much more are all on there. While it’s a very great convenience to have all of these on your phone, it’s also a major security risk if all of this data is easily accessible. The best way to prevent simple unauthorized access is by setting some sort of lock on your phone. Two popular choices, especially on Android phones, are passwords and pattern locks. However, which one is the most secure to use? In order to answer that, we’ll have to use our brains and some math.

30-08-2012
Which Is More Secure, A Password Or a Pattern Lock?
LastPass Premium: Treat Yourself To The Best Password Management Ever [Rewards]

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LastPass Premium: Treat Yourself To The Best Password Management Ever [Rewards]

If you’ve never heard of LastPass, I’m sorry to say that you have been living under a rock. However, you are reading this article, so you’ve already made a step in the right direction. LastPass is one of the best password managers currently available, and it’s basic feature set is pretty hefty, and should be enough for a lot of people. But if you love it so much (like most people do), then it’s worth going straight for the Premium version of the service

23-08-2012
LastPass Premium: Treat Yourself To The Best Password Management Ever [Rewards]
How To Create A Security Question That No One Else Can Guess

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How To Create A Security Question That No One Else Can Guess

In recent weeks I have written a lot about how to make online accounts recoverable. A typical security option is setting up a security question. While this potentially provides a quick and easy way to recover your account, it also presents a security liability in case the answer is easy to guess or research. Some websites have realized that standard security questions are far too easy to figure out, even by strangers.

25-07-2012
How To Create A Security Question That No One Else Can Guess
Pocket – A Handy, Free Personal Information Safe With A Desktop Counterpart [Android]

Android

Pocket – A Handy, Free Personal Information Safe With A Desktop Counterpart [Android]

Pocket, is a free information “wallet” for Android, and one of the most recent entries in our Best of Android page. Pocket can be used for managing passwords, but also other information. It has built-in Dropbox sync, and a lovely cross-platform desktop client. And it’s entirely free, too.

20-04-2012
Pocket – A Handy, Free Personal Information Safe With A Desktop Counterpart [Android]
How To Unlock Your Computer After Forgetting Your Windows Login

Windows

How To Unlock Your Computer After Forgetting Your Windows Login

Most passwords aren’t that difficult to reset, particularly those online. There is one that can give you trouble, however – your Windows login password. If you forget this you will be locked out of your account and unable to access all of the files and software specifically tied to that account.

16-03-2012
How To Unlock Your Computer After Forgetting Your Windows Login
Dashlane – A Slick New Password Manager, Form Filler & Online Shopping Assistant

Windows Mac

Dashlane – A Slick New Password Manager, Form Filler & Online Shopping Assistant

If you’ve tried a few password managers before, you’ve probably learned to expect some roughness around the edges. They’re solid, useful applications, but their interfaces can be overly complex and inconvenient. Dashlane doesn’t just reduce the friction entailed with entering passwords, personal data and payment information on the Web; it also reduces the friction that’s accompanied password managers themselves.

27-02-2012
Dashlane – A Slick New Password Manager, Form Filler & Online Shopping Assistant
Tame Password Chaos With SafeWallet [Giveaway]

Windows

Tame Password Chaos With SafeWallet [Giveaway]

Passwords — who doesn’t have more of them than they can remember? A password manager can help you get your password situation under control, and SafeWallet is one of the best. This week, we’re giving away 25 copies of SafeWallet in your preferred desktop client (Windows/Mac) and mobile client (iPhone/Android) worth almost $500 in total!

27-02-2012
Tame Password Chaos With SafeWallet [Giveaway]
Use A Password Management Strategy To Simplify Your Life

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Use A Password Management Strategy To Simplify Your Life

Much of the advice around passwords has been near-impossible to follow: use a strong password containing numbers, letters and special characters; change it regularly; come up with a completely unique password for each account etc. It’s no wonder so many people have thrown up their hands and given up on password security. Here, we’ll show you some simple ways to get your passwords in order and save brain power.

13-02-2012
Use A Password Management Strategy To Simplify Your Life
4 Creative Ways To Securely Password Protect Your Computer [Windows]

Windows

4 Creative Ways To Securely Password Protect Your Computer [Windows]

Passwords are a first line defense to your privacy and often they are the only one. If you are concerned about your data, you will want this barrier to be high and strong. As has been written many times before, this involves using hard to crack passwords and different ones for each and every account you use. In this article I want to explore some less common ways to password protect your computer.

16-11-2011
4 Creative Ways To Securely Password Protect Your Computer [Windows]
4 Common Ways To Password Protect Your Windows User Account

Windows

4 Common Ways To Password Protect Your Windows User Account

Protecting your computer with a password should be common practice, especially if many people potentially have physical access to it. Windows provides several levels on which you can set passwords to lock your user account. This article will introduce you to all common options and hopefully one will work for you.

15-11-2011
4 Common Ways To Password Protect Your Windows User Account
Twacked – When Good Twitter Accounts Go Bad [INFOGRAPHIC]

Internet

Twacked – When Good Twitter Accounts Go Bad [INFOGRAPHIC]

Without a shadow of a doubt, there are some really stupid people online but there are also many more evil people. Those that fall under the “stupid category” are those who have really obvious passwords such as “password” or “123456”. But there are also many evil people online whose sole aim is to cause distress and havoc to peoples lives.

05-10-2011
Twacked – When Good Twitter Accounts Go Bad [INFOGRAPHIC]
Let Wolfram Alpha Create Your Password For You

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Let Wolfram Alpha Create Your Password For You

Wolfram Alpha terrifies me, in all honesty. It’s like SkyNet combined with Google, and we know all about those two things – they will eventually take over the world. However, one of the niftier things that Wolfram Alpha has to offer these days is its ability to generate passwords for all your favorite services. Let’s take a gander at just how this works.

04-10-2011
Let Wolfram Alpha Create Your Password For You