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TAG: Security

Password Hashing Sites – A Safer Way to Use Passwords?

PassGen-2Recently, I’ve noticed a number of sites popping up with tools to make passwords more secure. The idea is that you go to the site, enter a few details, and the site generates a more secure password for that site. This allows you to have passwords that can be looked up, never stored anywhere and different for every site you use. As you’re probably aware, we like the password management tool Keepass for storing passwords – but what if you didn’t have to store them? What if you could easily remember a few phrases and generate unique passwords for each site you use based on those simple details? Beyond the safety of the service, it’s certainly an interesting idea.

Basics: What To Do If You Think You’ve Been Hacked

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Recently, I was asked a question “How can I tell if someone has placed spyware in my computer to track my stuff or remote control to see what I’m doing?”. This is probably one of the more common questions I’m asked from people who fear the worst from an ex boyfriend, employer or perhaps that suspect room-mate. It’s natural to fear the worst when complicated systems might have been left in the hands of those who might be somewhat untrustworthy. In this article, I’ll try to go over some of the ways you can tell if these things might be happening, and how to prevent some of them from occurring altogether.

CWL Best: Keepass Fixes The Password Problem

keepass logoReality is, passwords aren’t going anywhere. I’ve mentioned Keepass before, and for good reason, Keepass is a great tool for managing passwords and storing them in a secure database. I would be limiting the scope of this great tool if I didn’t show you why Keepass deserves to be considered an indispensable tool. When you start to see what it can do, you may also describe it as THAT great tool.