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    The Big Security Blunder by Apple

    by  • May 12, 2012 • Password, Security • 0 Comments

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    It was recently announced that Apple’s FileVault software had a serious error that exposed user’s passwords.  FileVault is a program that stores users passwords on their computer.  A programming mistake caused the passwords to be stored as plain text instead of encrypted.  That means that anyone one – or any malicious bot – could...

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    An introduction to Spyware

    by  • April 9, 2012 • Security • 0 Comments

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    From the time that computer viruses first appeared in the late 1980’s, there has been a constant battle to defend our computers from malicious attacks and protect our privacy. In recent years the use of Spyware as a means to gather an individual’s personal data has become widespread, representing a serious threat to the...

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    Password Do’s and Don’ts

    by  • March 24, 2012 • Password, Security • 0 Comments

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    Five “Don’ts” & Five “Dos” for Better Passwords 1. Don’t leave passwords blank. 2. Don’t use your username as a password. 3. Don’t use identifiable information (such as a birthday). 4. Don’t write passwords down. 5. Don’t use auto-fill for passwords (especially on public computers). 6. Do use 8 characters or more. 7. Do...

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