Using passwords for multiple accounts

Here he goes again, banging on about passwords Yes, I know, but here’s a statistic that I find a bit shocking, so I think it’s worth returning to the subject. According to recent research, FICO claims that over 25% of people in the UK use five or fewer passwords across all their accounts. I don’t …
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Create your own simple Password Manager

All you need is Word or Excel (other word processing and spreadsheet programs are available!) In my last blog post, I found another reason for not re-using passwords. However, the problem a lot of my IT support clients complain of is that they just can’t keep track of multiple passwords and that that is a …
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What is a spreadsheet?

Many people have Microsoft Office but have never used the spreadsheet application (Excel) that is part of it. Every now and again someone asks me what a spreadsheet is, so I’d like to give an overview. This is not a tutorial for financial or computer geeks: it’s just to give you an idea of whether …
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Office Document Compatibility

If you have an older version of Microsoft Office (Office 2003, Office XP, Office 2000), or just an individual component of one of those packages (eg Word or Excel), then you may have difficulty reading documents created by newer versions (Office 2007 and Office 2010). To put the boot on the other foot, you may …
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