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Give someone your Master Password

score: 92 – March 2015 – Password safes are a must, but it is important that someone you trust has your master password to your password safe just in case you get hit by a bus or a toilet seat falls on your head, or something else untoward.

9 Rules for safe Computing

score: 84 – April 2013 – 9 simple rules for keeping your computer safe from viruses and malware.

Introduction to KeePass

score: 80 – October 2011 – An introduction to Keepass password safe.

Password Insights

score: 79 – September 2017 – What have we learned after examining millions of hacked passwords and what does it tell you about how to construct your own passwords?

The Best Password Managers

score: 76 – April 2021 – What types of password managers are there and which are best?

Thunderbird, using a master password

score: 76 – January 2019 – Use a master password to encrypt and protect your email passwords. A how to guide for Thunderbird and Intellect.

Gawker Security Breach

score: 69 – February 2011 – What we can learn from the Gawker Security Breach

Password Cracking Improvements

score: 68 – October 2013 – Password cracking has been improving very fast requiring stronger and stronger passwords to be safe.

Safe Log ins

score: 68 – February 2013 – People log in to websites backwards. This causes them all sorts of problems. Email gets hacked. Passwords lost. Problems logging in. All this will end if you create your passwords and log in to important sites frontwards, instead of backwards. You begin with your password safe, then the website.

How to make a secure password

score: 67 – November 2016 – Sometimes you need to remember a password that is also secure. For example, the password to your password safe. Here is a method you can use.

Veracrypt: Securing files

score: 66 – April 2018 – VeraCrypt is a solid, safe, simple way to maintain strong security for some of your files. Their File Container option excellent if you need to keep some of your files private.

Two Useful Keepass Improvements

score: 66 – July 2017 – Keepass's new Password Quality report is an excellent way to check the quality of your passwords and redo those that fall short.Another new feature is listing duplicate passwords.

Keepass wins awards and recommendations

score: 63 – October 2019 – Keepass was given Editors choice awards or recommended by over 50 Windows magazines or websites. It has also been selected by some European governments as the password safe standard and is installed by default. Keepass also participates in software auditing projects.

Critical Paypal Fix

score: 60 – May 2009 – Paypal Security Flaw

How to make a good master password

score: 58 – October 2011 – How to make a good master password.

Critical Security considerations

score: 57 – June 2021 – What to consider and some tips to staying safe in our new cloud based world.

Two Factor Authentication

score: 57 – October 2019 – Though two factor authentication is all the rage, if you use a password manager and have good, unique, random passwords, then it might create more problems than it solves.

KeePass Quickstart

score: 54 – October 2011 – A Quickstart Guide to Keepass password safe.

Syncing Keepass with Mobile Devices

score: 52 – August 2013 – How to sync your Keepass safe between your phone, tablet and desktop computers

Victim training

score: 52 – November 2021 – Your bank and other trusted sources are training you to be a victim of malicious hackers. Here's how to escape their training and 90% of the attacks we are facing.

Layered Security for 2021

score: 52 – January 2021 – Protecting yourself and your office or home from Internet miscreants, requires a multi-level approach. There is no simple silver bullet. There are layers of risk management that need to be addressed.

Scams to beware of

score: 52 – September 2020 – Miscreants are targeting older people posing as Amazon support and getting into their computers. Here's how to stop it.

QuickSearch Keepass plugin

score: 52 – July 2019 – The QuickSearch plugin adds customizable incremental search to Keepass. I've replaced Keepass's built-in search with it.

Credential Stuffing

score: 52 – May 2019 – Credential stuffing is the large scale, automated attempt to match leaked usernames and passwords to hundreds of potential sites.

Security Basics

score: 52 – November 2018 – What is the minimum that every user should absolutely do when engaged with the Internet? This article will explain the absolute minimum. Rather like a drivers test. If you don't do these things, you shouldn't be allowed on the Internet superhighway.

Doing a Credit or Security Freeze

score: 52 – October 2017 – I did a credit or security freeze to reduce the problem of identity theft. Here is all you need to know to determine if you should too.

Will Congress Make Security Illegal?

score: 52 – April 2016 – The Draft Burr-Feinstein Bill essentially makes good security illegal. It cannot work, will not help, but will hurt our security. Legislating that pigs will fly, won't make them fly. Here's an explanation and links to action you can take.

My Favorite Android Tablet Apps

score: 52 – June 2013 – These are my current (May 29, 2013) favorite Android Apps for my tablet. Perhaps you'll find something new in here.

An Insecure Router Could Send You to Jail

score: 52 – June 2011 – What you need to know to secure your router and what could happern if you don't.

Password Hacking Basics

score: 48 – March 2017 – How do hackers crack passwords and what do their basic techniques mean to you? How do you make passwords they cannot crack?

Wonderful Keepass Plug-in

score: 47 – June 2015 – AutoTypeSearch, a Keepass plug-in, pulls up a search if the Auto-Login fails to find a match. This allows you to quickly find and login even when Auto-type fails.

LinkedIn Breach

score: 47 – June 2012 – LinkedIn lost the hash of 6.5 million passwords, and this breach has some lessons for all of us. You need to make passwords that are unbreakable even if the hash is stolen.

Proper Password Encryption

score: 44 – October 2015 – A simple clear overview of the concepts for encrypting passwords and using the result to encrypt data. I use Keepass as an good example.

KeePass Quick Entry Plugin

score: 44 – August 2017 – This KeePass plugin lets you re-open your KeePass file with a short password if you can do it in one try.

Passwords on phones and tablets

score: 44 – June 2014 – Easy password entry using Keepass2Android on phones and tablets.

Faster and easier website login with KeePass

score: 43 – June 2017 – Keepass's Selected Autotype function explained and demonstrated. A better way to login.

21st Century Passwords

score: 43 – December 2011 – Making strong passwords for small form factor devices

How to switch to KeePass

score: 43 – October 2011 – Switching from OCS Passwords to KeePass.

HotKey Login with KeePass

score: 43 – October 2011 – How to setup Keepass to log you into websites with the press of a single hotkey.

Getting the most from KeePass

score: 43 – October 2011 – Important tools for making KeePass even more effective.

Amazon Account Recovery

score: 35 – February 2015 – How Amazon quickly and easily allows you, or any hacker with access to your email, gain access to your Amazon account and reset your password and then your recovery email address.

Google Account Recovery

score: 35 – December 2014 – How does Google handle account recovery (when someone claims to have lost their password) and what you should do to check your settings.

Creating Passwords with KeePass

score: 32 – October 2011 – How to create passwords with Keepass password safe.

Why switch to KeePass

score: 32 – October 2011 – Reasons to quit using OCS Passwords and move to Keepass password safe.

Three categories of encryption:

score: 30 – September 2021 – How to quickly judge the type of encryption you are promised by vendors. Understanding E2EE and when it is important.

How I setup Keepass

score: 30 – May 2019 – I change many of the default Keepass settings to make it easier to use or and safer. I've found more of these "tricks" over time, so even if I set you up, there could be new stuff here.

Everyone should place a Fraud Alert

score: 30 – October 2017 – Everyone should place a Fraud Alert on their credit reports. The process is simple and free. It requires lenders to verify your identity, usually by a phone call, if someone tries get credit in your name.

Amazon Prime Cards

score: 30 – February 2017 – Amazon has two cards for Prime members that allow them to earn 5% credit on all Amazon purchases. One of these rewards cards is great while the other is terrible. Which is which?

Podesta's Mistakes - Let me count the ways

score: 30 – November 2016 – Podesta's DNC email hack was shocking because of the total lack of basic security understanding exposed. He violated so many simple rules. Here's what you can learn from his bad example.

Experts Versus Non-Experts

score: 30 – November 2015 – Google researchers compare regular users with security experts to reveal differences on security practices and beliefs. We can all learn from how we differ from the experts.

Rules for Online Storage

score: 30 – October 2012 – 4 simple rules for safely using online storage.

Paypal Security

score: 30 – November 2009 – Paypal Security

Testing Passwords

score: 30 – September 2008 – Testing passwords

Safer USB Drives

score: 30 – January 2008 – Safer USB Drives

Finding stuff in Keepass

score: 18 – February 2021 – As important as saving your passwords and other information in a password safe, is being able to retrieve it. Here are three ways to make finding your keepass stuff easier.

Have I been Hacked?

score: 18 – October 2014 – Two safe places to check and see whether your email address was compromised in any of a number of security breaches.

KeePass Portable

score: 17 – February 2014 – KeePass offers a good portable version and along with the Kingston traveler flash drive, you can alwas have your passwords with you.

Video Links to KeePass

score: 17 – October 2011 – Screencasts I've made to help with getting the most from KeePass.

Fun Videos

score: 13 – June 2013 – Ipencil and Ellen Degeneres' password protector videos. Also a wonderful Audi commercial, with New Spock versus Old Spock.

Cliqz Browser

score: 12 – March 2017 – Cliqz is a new safer, faster privacy protecting, ad-blocking browser based on the Mozilla Open Source project. It has received funding from Mozilla and is very fast and stable.

Printing from Keepass

score: 11 – October 2013 – How to print from Keepass password safe. This article shows you how to print single entries, groups, or the entire database as well as to configure your output.

Work Remotely

score: 7 – May 2018 – A good, secure, inexpensive way to use your office computer from anywhere. Work from home or while traveling, safely and conveniently.

How SSL Works

score: 7 – May 2010 – How SSL Works

Security News

score: 7 – January 2008 – BotMaster Controls 250,000 Zombies

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