Tag Archives: security

How Hack-Friendly is Your Password?

Just look at the difference a few more characters and a bit more complexity in your password can make! Embedded from Infographics Showcase This chart doesn’t show it, but if you take this even further – say 16 characters – the password becomes more trouble than it is worth, even for a “Pro” hacker. Having […]

Peeping Tom site shows why you should always change default passwords

These days, it’s not just computers that have passwords. More and more devices can be connected to the Internet or wi-fi: routers, printers, security cameras, or home environmental controls. Obviously security is an important issue: after all, you don’t want someone taking over your home. But how many of us don’t bother to change the […]

How viruses spread

So far this month, we’ve looked at what a computer virus actually is. Now let’s look at how they work. They rely on a few very simple techniques, and users not taking simple precautions. Wise advise for all of us: keep your computer protected, and think before you click. If you think you have a […]

How safe is my cloud data?

Over the last week, there’s been a lot of media attention about leaked photos of celebrities that were allegedly stolen from iCloud or other online services. That’s worry for those of us who store their own documents and photos online, especially if our phones are set up to automatically sync with cloud services. So, naturally, […]

Better passwords – made easy

Passwords are a real problem, aren’t they? You’re supposed to come up with something memorable, so you think of a word that means something to you. But you’re not supposed to do that because someone might guess it and password cracking programs will try all the real words first anyway. So you change a few […]