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Password Resolution

One of my friends had his AOL account hacked this week. Unfortunately, I have had many friends to whom this has happened. Some people say it is weak security at AOL, but most experts would say the problem is a weak and or old password. Make a New Year’s Resolution to get a password manager […]

Password Resolution

Make a New Year’s Resolution to get a password manager and clean up and organize all your passwords. You will sleep better and avoid being hacked. There many password managers available. I recommend 1Password. It will create, store, remember, and insert hundreds of long, ugly, and impossible to remember passwords. It is a truly great piece of software. […]

The Worst Passwords of 2015

SplashData has announced the 2015 edition of its annual “Worst Passwords List”.  As in the past, 123456 and password are the most popular. This is not good. The list confirms how people’s choices for passwords remain consistently risky. Longer passwords are beginning to appear but length is not enough. A good password has to be unrememberable. […]


When I became a student again in August, I decided to upgrade my computing capabilities and bought an iMac and a MacBook Pro (I don’t play golf or tennis so I have rationalized that whatever I would spend on these sports would be more than I spent on new computers). I’ll have more to say […]