I use KeePass password manager to generate strong passwords, by strong I mean gibberish passwords like this: &ýJ8½u@è[ Aqîsñ«qÓÉ\8ÎzB Good luck cracking a password like that, if it ever did get cracked it would probably be useless anyway because I would have changed it. Unfortuantly not every service lets me choose a real secure password, [...]
Back in May Apple released Security Update 2011-003 which included XProtect a program to detect the scareware (MacDefender, Mac Security, Mac Guard etc) that has been plaguing Mac users recently. It’s a good start but I think it’s too little too late. The funny thing is that I see Apple are still advertising that Mac’s [...]
So you know how to create a strong password that is hard or impossible to guess and brute force right? No? I could write a wonderful “how to choose a strong password” article, but I’m sure you CBF reading a big article about creating a strong password, Mozilla (the makers of Firefox if you were [...]
I have never been an Apple fan, and never will be… One reason I so dislike Apple is because of the way they do business. Two recent reports have reinforced my disdain of Apple, or Crapple as I fondly call them.
Every now and again the council will have a hard rubbish collection where you can throw out… well hard rubbish, stuff that you don’t want. People always throw out things like dead BBQs, broken chairs and furniture, stereos ect… Most of it is just junk. Lately there have been a lot of old CRT TVs [...]
In my line of work as a PC technician I see is PCs with problems that need fixing all the time. One of the most common problems is PCs that are infected with viruses and other types of malware. My solution is to reinstall Windows, it’s the only way to be sure you have gotten [...]
Security isn’t an absolute it’s only relative. Noting is 100% secure. Some systems are just more secure than others. I was reading one of my favourite tech web sites and came across a story about Linux having a serious security flaw. Which got me thinking. You always hear about Windows security issues, even Mac security [...]