Tech Tips

Why do I need a strong password?

In Brian Krebs’s, article, “The Scrap Value of a Hacked PC, Revisited,” he presents the following infographic, showing why someone would want into your computer accounts–no matter who you are:


Your Not only are the computers you use in danger when you have week passwords, but so are your online accounts.

How do I make a strong password?

This XKCD comic strip makes it clear how to make your password strong:

xkcd: Password Strength

Security expert, Steve Gibson of GRC Labs, goes into more depth about why this kind of password is strong, and offers tools for creating strong passwords on his page: “Password Haystacks: How Well Hidden is Your Needle?

Tech Tips

10 Immutable Laws of Security

Microsoft has released a series of articles about computer security. They focus around 10 Immutable Laws of Security:

These concepts enable computer users (all of us!) to determine if our information is secure.