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The 25 ‘worst’ passwords you could possibly use

THERE are certain passwords, that if used, are the equivalent of handing over your login details to a hacker. These ones should be avoided at all costs.DO you use your child or pet’s name as your password?Or are you a fan of bond007, trustno1 or abc123?According to Queensland Police, if you answered “yes” to any of the above or “password” is your password, then you’re one of ma...
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Facebook Privacy Settings: 18 changes you should make right away

In light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal which saw people’s personal data used to target voters, Facebook is making it easier to manage your privacy settings. You might still want to delete Facebook, but the social network hopes you won’t.Despite making it clear Facebook has changed the way it operates in recent years, Mark Zuckerberg won’t have convinced everyone that Facebook has your bes...
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This Firefox Extension Stops Facebook Tracking You

As you surely must be aware by now, Facebook has been in trouble lately over what’s come to be known as the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In a nutshell, it meant millions of people had their data sold to a third party and used against them.In light of these revelations, there have been calls for everyone to delete Facebook. However, Mozilla, the company which makes Firefox, has developed an alt...
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Password vs. PIN vs. Fingerprint: The Best Way to Lock Your Android Phone

With the amount of personal data we keep on our phones, security is essential. Android phones are encrypted by default, and provide multiple methods for locking and unlocking them. Some are more secure, while others more convenient to use.Access control systems have existed for as long as computers. When mobile phones got popular, screen locks appeared in their small screens as locks that were...
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The 5 Best Microsoft Office Password Recovery Tools That Actually Work

Protecting your zombie romance whodunnit novel draft with a super strong password was a great idea. That is until you cannot remember the password to unlock the Microsoft Office document. And now there is no way in.Luckily, several really useful programs remove Microsoft Office password protection. Here are five of the best. Microsoft Office and Password Protection Before we begin, let’s get...
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Can iPhones Get Viruses? Here Are the Facts

It’s an age-old idea that Windows and Android devices are insecure messes just waiting to pick up a virus, while Macs and iPhones are immune to such threats. And while Android can indeed pick up malware, smart habits will protect the majority of users. On the Apple side of the fence, you have to act quite foolishly to infect your Mac. But what about iOS? Can your iPhone really get a virus? Let’s ...
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How to Protect Against Ransomware With Windows Defender

Ransomware is a huge concern lately. From the May 2017 global ransomware attack to small hits on individual PCs, ransomware can lock all your precious data in an instant. It is computer malware that restricts access—or even stops you from using your PC—or encrypts your files. It then tries to force you into paying money (a ransom) to regain access to them. Some of the ways you can get infected b...
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Norton WiFi Privacy Helps Protect Your Browsing Anywhere You Go

By now, you hopefully know that it’s vital to use a virtual private network (VPN) when you’re online. They keep your transactions secure and help you enjoy online privacy!What Is Norton WiFi Privacy? Norton WiFi Privacy is a paid VPN service that helps keep you secure online. Without it, many entities could track your browsing and analyze your habits. Public Wi-Fi networks, like those in coff...
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Are Frequent Password Changes Actually Good for Your Security?

How often do you change your password? We bet some of your credentials are more than a decade old.In fact, most of us only change our passwords when a situation forces us to. Typically, that’s either when you can’t remember it, or an app or your company forces you to create a new one every few months.So, which approach is right? Should you leave your password untouched for years, or should...
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The Best Windows 10 Parental Control Tools and Apps

Setting up a computer for a child’s use? You have a lot to consider. From inappropriate content on the internet and even on your desktop to screen usage limits, it’s important to make sure your kids have a safe environment on their computer.We’ll show you how to find and set up Windows 10’s parental controls. We’ll also share some tips for making your PC as child-friendly as possible using thi...
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