Browsing Tag: Security

Security Code Autofill

Two-Factor Authentication is much more secure than any previous sign-on methods to date. However, it is a real hassle to use, requiring a 6 digit Security Code to complete the authentication.

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Identity Leak Checker

I came across an interesting Identity Leak Checker website. You just enter your email address and it compiles an identity profile for that email.

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Setup Two-factor Authentication

Two-factor Authentication increases the security on your various devices by requiring an authorization code to login in addition to your normal password.

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macOS FileVault

One of the most important things we can do with and for our Macs is keep them secure as possible. Apple helps with this in several ways one of which is their builtin FileVault disk encryption software. FileVault has been around in the macOS for a long time. In my…

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iOS Apps Spying On Your Location

It should not come as a surprise by now that business and information sellers want to know everything about us. Our information, who we are, what we like, where we are is money in this day and age. As you may know, iOS Apps can use your Location as part…

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Why You Need A Password Manager

I have used some type of Password Manager for many years now. With the myriad of passwords I need for various services a Password Manager is indispensable. If you are not yet using a Password Manager, or even if you are, read this article which explains the need for them…

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Facebook’s Meaningless Settings?

There has been an outcry about the lack of Privacy in online systems like Facebook recently. Many people have gone into Facebook’s Settings and turned off things that allow them to be followed. Despite these efforts, Facebook continues to mine our data and who we are. This article describes how…

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Life Without Google

In previous articles on computer security I have mentioned Google as one of the worst culprits at using your information without your permission. Between Facebook and Google, I think Google is by far the more dangerous to your computer security. They have their fingers in all kinds of pies. So,…

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