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Log into Windows 8 without having to type a strong password

An online password should be long and complex. A Windows login password should be easy to type. Windows 8 expects you to use one password for both. I offer three solutions.

Yahoo Mail hack teaches a valuable lesson

The recent hack of Yahoo Mail is a great opportunity to stress common sense security practices.

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Sticky Password Cloud 7 review: The ideal solution for password management across platforms

The latest update to Sticky Password adds management tools and cloud integration. It's still a tiny file on your PC, but it makes it easy to manage passwords from your Mac and mobile devices as well.

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The 25 worst passwords of 2013: 'password' gets dethroned

The new champion isn't much better, though.

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How to keep your neighbors from hijacking your Wi-Fi

Your Internet connection could be slow for many reasons, but you can rule out local Wi-Fi thieves by employing strong passwords and a few other strategies.

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F-Secure Key review: An excessively simple password manager for absolute beginners

Slick and straightforward, F-Secure KEY is a password manager that doesn't bother you with extra features. It stores your passwords, and that's it.

Gamers targeted by hackers, Kaspersky Labs warns

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered that PC gamers around the globe were hit by 11.7 million attacks in 2013.

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No hypervisor vulnerability exploited in OpenSSL site breach

The compromise was the result of the hosting provider using insecure passwords for the virtualization software, the OpenSSL Project said.

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Smart (and easy) resolutions for a happy, high-tech 2014

Make sure you don't get hacked, never lose an image, always have a backup, and keep your online profiles in tip-top, non-embarrassing shape.

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Anatomy of a hack: Team meets a professor's challenge

An NYU professor challenged a team of hackers to break into his online world. They did, but it wasn't easy or cheap.