Password Management

What's that yellow sticky note poking out from under your keyboard? Is that your password? If you're like many people this may be the case. While this may be practical and convenient, it's not a good idea. It might be ok in the privacy of your own home, but it can still be risky. Privacy and security (online safety) is all about managing your risks and deciding what is right for you. If you would like suggestions on how to better handle your passwords (yes, I used the plural form) and manage your risk read on for my thoughts and experience. I'll start with the risks of poor password management then provide a couple of solutions and resources to check your password strength. Risks Obviously, your passwords are your virtual keys. Unlike traditional keys, though, they aren't safely tucked in your pocket. They are either in your head, written down, or saved electronically. There advantages and disadvantages to each of those methods...
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No More Ads

No More Ads

Do you ever wish you could control what appears on your screen at all times when surfing the net? Do you ever get distracted or pulled to another site, article, or game only to forget what you intended to do in the first place? Well, you can take back some of the control and your productivity in one easy step: by installing an ad blocker. Some of the best ad blockers go beyond just ads, but actually block other elements of web pages designed to pull your information or run extra scripts and more. All of which can lead to negative consequences. Installing an ad blocker gives you greater privacy, no tracking, fewer distractions, fewer embarrassing moments due to risque ads, is more family-friendly, among others. It will even help pages load faster due to ignoring all of the "bloat." *Note: Some ads are actually legit, and do help site or content owners make money for their time and costs of hosting...
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