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Enable Two-Factor Authentication in LastPass

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:00:12 +0000

Your LastPass password vault is full of exceptionally important data. Add additional security with two-factor authentication.

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“Is It Possible” is the Wrong Question

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:00:55 +0000

Yes, it's possible. But you might want to ask a different question that will result in a more helpful answer.

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An Eight-step Back-up Plan Using Windows 10’s Built-In Tools

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:00:13 +0000

Eight steps to a backup strategy using Windows own built-in tools, plus four more to handle Microsoft's plans to retire one of those tools.

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How Can a Hacker Try All Possible Passwords If Systems Block the Login Attempts?

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:00:06 +0000

Some hackers just go for the low-hanging fruit and try the most common passwords, and there is one scenario where brute force works very well.

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Why Do Password-strength Meters Give Different Results?

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:00:25 +0000

Password-strength meters don't always agree. My take is to avoid them completely.

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When Is It Safe to Say “Yes” to User Account Control (UAC) Notifications?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:00:35 +0000

User Account Control, or UAC, pops up when programs need special permission to do something. I'll look at when those are, and are not, appropriate.

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What the CCleaner Hack Means to You

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:00:39 +0000

CCleaner, a popular Windows utility, accidentally included malware in its download for a time. Here's my take on what to be concerned about and what to do.

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What’s a Good Free Alternative to Microsoft Office?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:00:12 +0000

There are many, many alternatives to Microsoft Office. Whether or not they'll work for you depends on your needs.

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Can I Rely on My Online Service Provider’s Backups?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:00:30 +0000

You can rely on online services for many things, but it's unwise to rely on them too much.

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What the Equifax Breach Means to You

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:00:56 +0000

One of the largest data breaches in history has left many wondering what to do next.

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