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Has Your Password Been Stolen?

Published on November 4, 2018 By dgreenbaum

With all the recent and continuing breaches, one thing we learned is you can’t rely on a company to tell you.  Breaches are reported months and sometimes years later. If you’d like to check if yours was stolen, the website “Have I been pwned” helps.  All you do is put in your username or email […]

Beware of Browsers That Fill Stuff In

Published on December 17, 2017 By dgreenbaum

A few years back, companies realized we often fill out the same things over again on webforms.  They thought “Hey, why don’t we keep track of that stuff for you?”  That idea was great, but hackers have exploited it. As this article points out,  hackers have taken advantage of the idea.  They can trick Safari […]

Password insecurity: Clever and not-so-clever tips

Published on May 5, 2013 By dgreenbaum

In our line of work we encounter lots of passwords. We always try to turn our heads while doing our computer repairs to allow clients to enter their passwords but sometimes when a computer is left for repair at our office (4105 West Sixth Street, Lawrence, KS) a written password is necessary. Too often customers […]

I know your password and here’s why!

Published on August 7, 2011 By dgreenbaum

I’m no genius by any stretch of the imagination and I’m certainly not a hacker, but facts are that people’s passwords follow certain patterns. Here’s a great article about how hackers easily figure out your passwords. The 10 most common passwords are listed here and, honestly, these are the first ones I try when a […]

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