Create A Strong Master Password

Your going to use Bitwarden, LastPass or some other password manager but you need a strong yet easy to remember master-password. There are many strategies for creating good passwords. Here are few of those in this video, but there are many others… Steve Gibson’s Password Haystack is a tool to test the strength of your…

Manage Your Webkeys With KeeWeb

KeeWeb is a free and open-source password manager compatible with KeePass, available as a web version and desktop apps. The underlying file format is KDBX (KeePass database file). KeeWeb was praised by Ghacks Technology News in 2016 as “brand-new” fixing the “shortcoming of a web-based version” of KeePass, and by Tech Advisor in 2020 as…

My LastPass Replacement

You might have heard that LastPass is changing their free account to only allowing one device. The Premium account is only $3 per month but the change has given me an incentive to find a new password manager. I looked at several LastPass, a few were mobile apps only and that was no good. Some…

Are you still using weak passwords?

Week passwords are still a very big problem for the Internet. People are still using “password”, “123456”, and many other notorious expressions. These days if you not using a password manager like Lastpass to generate long, secure passwords and store them, you are not doing your due diligence to protect your information. Here’s Steve Gibson…

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About VPNs

As I mentioned before, for most uses you don’t need a VPN (Virtual Private Network). HTTPS with AES will keep secret from everyone however your ISP (Internet Service Provider) will no what URL your going to. They will not know what your doing there. The popular VPN services like Nord, PIA, Express VPN and others…

Is HTTPS really secure?

I’ve been saying for some time that browsing and doing transaction over HTTPS or TLS (when the padlock comes up in the address bar) is completely secure with the exception of your internet service provider may know what site you went to. If you don’t believe me, here’s Leo Laporte to confirm it.

Encrypt Your Data For The Cloud

Your using Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive or many others, to backup your computer data. Is it really safe? In most cases uploading of the files is completely secure. The problem starts once the data reaches the server. For those companies to provide many of the services they provide like file-sharing and sharing to other…

Backing Up Your Computer

There are many threats to your computing data including; computer malfunctions, accidental destruction , and ransomeware. That being the case there are three primary rules for protecting your data, they are; backup, backup backup. Backup being the most important thing you can do, how should you go about it? First of all you should have…

Brave With Tor

Your maybe aware of the Brave Browser. I’ve spoken of it before. Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software, Inc. based on the Chromium web browser. It blocks ads and website trackers, and provides a way for users to send cryptocurrency contributions in the form of Basic Attention Tokens to…

Do You Need a VPN?

All of the time you see commercials on TV / Internet for VPN (Virtual Private Network) services like Nord VPN, Express VPN, Private InternetAccess and many other. These things must be great because they protect you from all of the bad stuff out there. No more prying eyes on your web searches, you can do…