Showing all posts tagged #passwords:


NYTIMES: What to Do if Your Email Is Hacked

Posted on April 11th, 2018

If a scammer has swiped your password and is using your account to spew spam, take action and add measures to help stop it from happening again. By J. D. Biersdorfer April 11, 2018 Q. Could you please review best practices if one’s email is hacked...

SPOOF: This Old PC

Posted on January 2nd, 2018

Overheard at the 19th hole: “My old Gateway has been around forever. It’s got popups. It’s slow. I know I should replace it, but my life is on it. How would I move my files to a new one anyway? So, over Christmas week it dies. Screen is black. N...

MacRumors: Third-Party Apps Will Need App-Specific Passwords for iCloud Access

Posted on May 16th, 2017

Tuesday May 16, 2017 3:55 am PDT by Tim Hardwick App-specific passwords are set to become a mandatory requirement for third-party apps that access iCloud user data, according to an Apple Support email sent out today. Currently, app-specific pa...

Lifehacker: Beginner's Guide to 1Password

Posted on April 19th, 2017

From Lifehacker.com April 19, 2017 by Thorin Klosowski Using a password manager is basically internet security 101 these days, but that doesn’t make them any less intimidating. If you’ve never used a password manager, they’re annoying, cumbersom...

QTIP: Before your tech consultant arrives

Posted on January 30th, 2017

To save money and give your consultant the best chance of meeting your expectations efficiently, prepare as best as you can the items below before your consultant arrives: Outline items you’d like done, provide product documentation, installation ...

QTIP: Pre-setup Checklist

Posted on March 9th, 2016

You know this already, but it’s worth saying again; a little planning goes a long way when tackling projects that involve more than a few simple steps to complete. The following tips, when reviewed before starting, will expedite setup of computer ...

QTIP: Just one word… Passwords

Posted on February 5th, 2016

Mr. McGuire was right, plastics are so 20th century. Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Benjamin: Yes, sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? Benjamin: Yes, I am. Mr. McGuire: Passwords. Life would have been much easier f...

QTIP: Secure yOur Passwords

Posted on November 4th, 2015

Your kids can probably guess your computer passwords. Their friends can, too. If you’re like most computer users your passwords include something like "password" or "1234". Really? Really. Some who are craftier use pet names, children’s names, ...

QTIP: Understanding iOS Restrictions (parental controls) - Apple Support

Posted on January 8th, 2015

You can enable Restrictions, also known as parental controls, on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Restrictions stop you from using specific features and applications. Learn more about the types of Restrictions and how to enable or disable them on you...

CNET: 'Apple Security Center' malware targeting OS X users | MacFixIt - CNET Reviews

Posted on May 17th, 2011

MAY 13, 2011 10:53 AM PDTIf you ever see a message or window in Safari or your e-mail client about your system's security being compromised, ignore it! Malware developers and scammers are increasingly focusing on OS X and working to trick Mac user...