Wow, my selections on topics about Google was on fire this morning with stories about the new extension designed to keep your access to accounts safe. Password Checkup is an extension for Google Chrome designed to: Wherever you sign-in, if you enter a username and password that is no longer safe due to appearing in … Continue reading Password awareness
Check out the following page. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57539366/the-25-most-common-passwords-of-2012/ This will take you to the 25 most commonly used online passwords in 2012. Are you using any of them? Hmm? @bgrasley and I still marvel that "monkey" is still on the list! I do know some people who have used those in the past. It's always a piece … Continue reading Good Passwords
I've done some thinking about computer security and privacy over the past while. It's been precipitated by conversations with Gust Mees. It's good thinking. We're all in the same boat. Just think of the number of times you've clicked the checkbox beside this. My team of lawyers and I have read and studied your terms … Continue reading Determining What Calls Home
That's the claim from Gust Mees who has devoted a great deal of effort putting together an online course for those desiring to know more about what they can do to keep their computer safe and their online browsing experiences happy. On his blog, Gust has put together a week's worth of activities that will … Continue reading Learn Computer Security in a Week!
I think that we've all heard about the dangers of connecting to open networks. It's the stuff that spy stories thrive on. You're at your local coffee store doing some internet activity and a bad guy attaches to the same network and steals your identity. After all, you're both sharing the same wireless connection. Futuristic, … Continue reading Dangers in Public Browsing
It's a shame but the number of people who would attack your computer and compromise your data is on the rise. Is it healthy to be paranoid? After all, what are the chances that someone is going to exploit a weakness in your computer? It would be difficult to arrive at a figure, but all … Continue reading Stay ahead of the bad guys