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Should I Change My LastPass Master Password?

You may recall the LastPass breach news from last month. If you’re a LastPass user, you got the e-mail from LastPass advising users: …that the company had detected “suspicious activity” on LastPass servers, and that user email addresses and password … Continue reading

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Macworld HELP DESK 11.01.2013

Wind up your speakers: Chris Breen and company share their latest Mavericks podcast, Our favorite Mavericks tips and tricks. Save your Internet bacon with two-factor authentication, and the chocolate, and sandwiches… Traveling out of country? Take a moment prior and … Continue reading

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Macworld HELP DESK 10.11.2013

It’s coming, it’s coming, and if you’re holding your breath and counting the microseconds, get cracking on Get(ting) your Mac ready for Mavericks (OS X 10.9)! And you might be surprised to discover that your Mac very well might be … Continue reading

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How Hackers Crack Passwords

The For Dummies Web site has a very interesting article by Kevin Beaver, author of Hacking for Dummies, 4th Edition. He not only explains how hackers can snag your passwords, but how you can protect yourself. Password cracking is one … Continue reading

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Use Chrome or Firefox to Browse the Web?

Use them to store Web site passwords? Have I got an article for you: Google under fire for Chrome browser’s password storage policy. It starts out: Google is drawing criticism from security commentators and tech media observers for what is … Continue reading

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Macworld HELP DESK 05.10.2013

Looking for a control center for all those CDs, DVDs, streaming media, iTunes/amazon downloads, etc., etc., etc.? Take a look a Chris Breen’s solution: The computer in the living room: setting up a Mac mini media center. Don’t know about … Continue reading

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I Can’t Use *What* in My Password??

Ars Technica has a very interesting piece on passwords and the Web sites that require them (and, in some cases, have some very interesting [lack of] requirements): “The password creation process on different websites can be a bit like visiting … Continue reading

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