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Don’t get hacked. Setup two-factor authorization. It’s easy, here’s the basics.

Two-factor authorization is here and it’s pretty sweet. Are you using it? Do you know what it is? It can be a little confusing at first, but it’s not that hard. What is two-factor authorization? It’s basically a second, unique, password that is required before you can log into a site. It works to keep your...


Does Your Smartphone Have a Passcode? It Should.

Do you have an iPhone, Android, BlackBerry or other smartphone? Do you have it protected by a passcode? You should. This is something my wife pointed out long ago when I first got my iPod touch. I was adding apps that access my financial data and, whereas they were password protected, the iPod itself wasn’t. If...


Change Your Password Before Someone Else Does

I recently got an email from a friend of mine who was vacationing in London. They were writing to tell me that they were mugged at gunpoint and their wallet, cell phone and all their money was taken. Now they were stuck in London with no way to pay the hotel bill and no way...


Protect Your Firefox With A Master Password.

Firefox has the ability to save usernames and passwords for easy access later. It’s a handy little feature but it does pose a possible problem. If someone else were to use your computer, or steal your profile folder, they’d be able to access all your accounts. That’s a bit scary. However, you can set a...