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Basics of Password Vulnerabilities and Encryptions

At this point, computer login services seem to have settled on requiring a user ID and a secret password which are usually adequate. This seems to be a nice balance between getting into your home computer [more…]

Basics of Password Enhancements

When you really want to keep your information secure, you can look into the following options to safeguard your passwords. The problem is that you can’t really force accounts to use these measures. If [more…]

6 Common Ways Your Information Can Be Compromised

As you read about viruses and all the other critters used on the internet to ferret out your passwords and personal information, you should remember that they’re really just a means to an end. So what’s [more…]

How to Protect Yourself from Computer Viruses

How can you protect passwords and personal information from computer viruses? Get some antivirus software (like Norton or McAfee, or use a free version like AVG). Newer operating systems like Windows 8 [more…]

How to Recognize Phishing and Card Verification Scams Online

Keep your eyes open and you’ll avoid a lot of what the internet has to throw at you attempting to access your passwords and personal information. [more…]

Basics of Invoice, Job and Temporary Suspension of Your Account Online Scams

There are many types of scams people use to entice you to give them personal information and passwords. Let’s review three of them: [more…]

Basics of Lottery, Fake Charities, and Bogus Brokerage Firms Online Scams

Sometimes it seems like everywhere you look there is a new scam for hackers to access your personal information and passwords online. Some of these scams come at us posing to be good things, such as charities [more…]

Basics of Personal Information Protection for Online Banking

Online banking may still have a few issues here and there, but for the most part, you can interact with your financial institutions online with no problem. These institutions have taken great pains to [more…]

How to Examine Websites for Personal Information Safety

Look around and be choosy when it comes to online shopping and deciding where to share your personal information. If you walk into a restaurant and see a dirty floor and signs of mice or you’re assaulted [more…]

How to Order Items Online and Not Share Your Primary Account Information

Purchasing merchandise online is incredibly easy, but you must protect yourself and your personal information. Here are some alternatives to using your own bank account or card on a shopping site: [more…]

How to Keep Personal Information Private when You Network Online

Nowadays people often meet and talk with their friends and share experiences, sometimes personal information, on online networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. You need to be careful about how [more…]

How to Keep Personal Information Private on Facebook

No one wants anything bad to happen to you and your personal imformation as a result of something you do on Facebook. You don’t want that. Facebook doesn’t want that. But no matter what, [more…]

How to Use Twitter and Keep Your Personal Information Private

Above all else, remember that Twitter is an online public forum and shares any personal information you tweet. Even when you’re talking to your trusted Twitter network, your tweets are very much public [more…]

How to Use YouTube Anonymously to Keep Your Personal Information Private

You are your username on the internet. For most of the YouTube community, that’s all you are. This means you do not have to share personal information. [more…]

10 Things to Avoid to Keep Your Password Safe

Everybody’s password to access internet sites (or PIN or passphrase or whatever you use) is different, or else there wouldn’t be any reason to use them. That said, there are some common pitfalls that anybody [more…]

How to Create an Inventory of Your Financial, Hardware, and Utilities and Services Internet Account Passwords

In a perfect world, you wouldn’t need to write down your internet account passwords to remember them. You might not even need passwords in a perfect world. And the ice cream would be free, too. You don’t [more…]

Basics of Passwords to Remember for Communication, Entertainment and Search and Information Websites

To help you get started filling in you account password journal for the internet, here’s a list of typical password-protected accounts that most of you have to set up as you do our electronic banking, [more…]

Basics of Shopping, Social, Work and School Internet Accounts for Your Passwords Journal

Just like a good old-fashioned address book, you may want alphabetized thumb tabs along the outside of the pages of your internet passwords journal to help you find your passwords later. So be sure to [more…]

How to Answer Online Security Questions

Security questions have been around since before the Internet. Think of the cliché from war movies where a couple of GIs ask an approaching solider who won the World Series last year. On the Internet, [more…]

How to Protect Your Privacy on Social Network Sites

Before posting information, especially personal information, on a social networking site like Facebook or Google+, carefully review your privacy settings. These sites give the impression that the information [more…]

3 Steps to Help Reduce Your Online Privacy Concerns

Concerns about your private information such as internet passwords are valid and reasonable. Especially when there are simple things you can do to reduce these concerns. Follow these steps to help reduce [more…]

What Are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)?

MOOCs (massive open online courses) are e-learning courses that are available to anyone with a computer and access to the Internet. Ever want to attend a class at Harvard, Caltech, or Oxford? You can, [more…]

How to Perform Web Searches

You might occasionally have a specific address of a page you want to view, or you might stumble across a hyperlink that looks interesting to check out, but you will probably find the majority of the web [more…]

How to View Your Internet History

Internet Explorer (IE) maintains a history of where you’ve been, so you can revisit a website that you’ve recently looked at. There are two ways to look at history. One is to click the down arrow on the [more…]

How to Save and Organize Favorites

If there’s a site you intend to revisit, you may want to save it to IE’s Favorites folder so you can easily go there again. While you are viewing the page to save, click the View Favorites, Feeds, and [more…]