Another online security risk?

Here’s something that might increase any feelings of paranoia that you experience around computing and cyberspace Researchers in the USA (Zoom on the Keystrokes: Exploiting Video Calls for Keystroke Interference Attacks) have shown that it is possible to analyse a recording of a video call (such as a Zoom, Teams, or Skype call) and use …
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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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Passwords – another reason not to re-use them

Yes, I know I’m always banging on about passwords The simple fact is that this issue causes more problems than any other for my IT support clients. Therefore, I can’t resist telling you about something that happened a few weeks ago that offers yet another reason why you really shouldn’t use passwords more than once. …
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Stop your Browser from Trying to Save Passwords

Do you get hassled by your browser offering to save passwords? All major browsers can be configured to save the username and password of your account at the website you have just accessed. That’s all very well if: You don’t use a password manager (such as LastPass) to handle this for you and You trust …
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Passwords still cause untold grief

Do you have problems creating and remembering passwords? There’s no doubt that the single biggest issue that my computer support clients ask for my help and advice with is passwords. In almost all cases, I can not help retrieve lost passwords. All I can do is guide the client through the process of changing the …
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Saving and Viewing Passwords in your Browser

Following on from last week’s blog, how do you go about saving usernames and passwords for websites, and how do you go about seeing what has been saved in your browser? All of the following instructions are for the latest version of the browser (as at 29/10/2015) when viewed on a Windows 10 PC. The …
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Should you Save Passwords in your Browser?

I’m often asked by my computer support clients whether it is a good idea to let browsers save the logon credentials for websites From the point of view of security, there are two types of threat to consider: Anyone who has access to your computer might be able to use and/or steal your passwords. Only …
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