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Still writing your password on sticky notes? Do you use the same password for multiple sites? Why not use a password manager to help you create and store more secure passwords? After all, identify theft can be as easy as your weakest password.
Do you have a limited data cap for your internet connection or are tired of seeing endless ads on your computer? Consider installing an ad blocking tool such ad Adblock Plus. In this article, I will show you how to install and use Adblock Plus to block unwanted ads.
Adblock Plus is obviously having an impact on Facebook’s revenues as Facebook recently changed the way they code ads on their site to make it hard for ad blockers to work correctly. With Adblock Plus facing off against Facebook who will win?
It’s no secret that technology is becoming more advanced every day. We already have a kettle that boils our tea when we hit a button on our phone. But in the future we could have kettles that sense when we are thirsty and actually make a cup without instruction, like a tiny robotic man-servant.
Ask my family what Net Neutrality means to them and they’ll think we’re talking about a new summer blockbuster, not the promise of an open and free internet. What is Net Neutrality and what does it mean to YOU? Read on for the latest developments.
You want to prevent unsavory characters from accessing your important online accounts and you know better than using “password” or “123456,” but what constitutes a truly “good” password? Using a combination of features can give you added protection.
Two-step verification mandates that you– or anyone else attempting to access the account in question– possess two pieces of information. Learn the benefits and typical methods of this added level of security.
Losing your cell phone is stressful enough, but when you need it in order to log in to an account that requires two-step authentication, your stress goes to a whole new level. The good news is you may be able to use one of several alternative methods to recover your account.
There are several anonymous browsing sites available (Tor being one) that can be very useful for legal purposes, but are often used for illegal purposes as well. What are some solutions to this issue?
“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” –Benjamin Franklin, 1789